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Abstract

The present study was investigated among the doctors of Primary Health Centre of Haryana to assess information needs, sources and the barriers to accessing information. For which the survey method has been applied and 227 questionnaires were distributed in all strata based on the proportional number of PHC and 133 questionnaires were found appropriate for the analysis process. It is found that the main reason for the information requirements of doctors is to maintain patient records and clinical decision making for which they accessed the information commonly from the general browser and Colleagues. The study also found that the most common barriers faced by respondents when accessing information resources were time constraints. The outcome of the present study will be helpful for information professionals to understand the information needs of doctors and develop the collection accordingly, which will provide appropriate information services to the health community.

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