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Institute of Medicine (US) Council on Health Care Technology; Goodman C, editor. Medical Technology Assessment Directory: A Pilot Reference To Organizations, Assessments, and Information Resources. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 1988.

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Medical Technology Assessment Directory: A Pilot Reference To Organizations, Assessments, and Information Resources.

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DIRLINE (Directory of Information Resources Online)

Source: MEDLARS Management Section, National Library of Medicine (NLM), Building 38, Room 4N421, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20894, 800-638-8480, 301-496-6193 in Maryland

Subject: Public and private sector health and biomedical organizations.

Content: Database contains information on over 14,000 resource centers, with specialized information in a variety of disciplines. Also includes over 1,500 records for organizations providing information in various areas of health and disease. Contains two subfiles on specialty topics: poison control and substance abuse. Information provided for each organization includes its full name, address, contact person, and telephone number, as well as a summary of its services, activities, publications and interests. Can be searched by organization name using text words or subject-related keywords. See MEDLINE description for listing of NLM MEDLARS databases.

Compilation: Information gathered from Library of Congress National Referral Center database and the ODPHP National Health Information Center database (a product of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services). Specialty subfiles derived from Poison Control Centers and Drug Abuse Communications Network. All records updated at least once every two years. File updated quarterly.

Access: Available online at any time through NLM MEDLARS computer system to more than 6,000 online centers in hospitals, medical schools, universities, government agencies, commercial firms, and other organizations throughout U.S., as well as MEDLARS centers located in 13 other countries. Also accessible via modem from remote terminal through TELENET, TYMNET, direct dial. Connect cost averages $22/hour peak time, $15/hour off-peak.

Copyright © 1988 by the National Academy of Sciences.
Bookshelf ID: NBK218452

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