Award for Best Oral Presentation by a First Timer - Hunting zebra: retrieving rare disease guidelines

  • Jan Manson Healthcare Improvement Scotland, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Michele Hilton Boon
  • Karen Ritchie

Abstract


The EAHIL 2014 conference provided the opportunity to present a piece of work carried out by a team of informationprofessionals for RARE-Bestpractices (RBP), an international project to promote exchange of information andknowledge in rare disease. The authors work for Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS), a publicly fundedorganisation which uses evidence, scrutiny and improvement science to facilitate the delivery of safe, effective andpatient-centred healthcare. HIS is one of fifteen European partners contributing to RBP with our team providing thecore information professional support for the project. Work to develop a rare disease guideline search protocol waspresented in order to raise awareness of RARE-Bestpractices, and to demonstrate the engagement of informationprofessionals in multidisciplinary research projects.

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Published
2017-01-12
How to Cite
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Manson J, Boon M, Ritchie K. Award for Best Oral Presentation by a First Timer - Hunting zebra: retrieving rare disease guidelines. JEAHIL [Internet]. 12Jan.2017 [cited 15Oct.2019];10(3). Available from: http://ojs.eahil.eu/ojs/index.php/JEAHIL/article/view/182
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