Information Completeness: A Qualitative Analysis of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

Information Completeness: A Qualitative Analysis of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

Gary Hackbarth (Northern Kentucky University, USA) and John McQuade (J.P. Morgan, USA)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 24
DOI: 10.4018/jhdri.2009040101
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Abstract

Medical information is readily online to patients, family’s doctors and others in search of enhanced or supplementary information arising from healthcare concerns. To a large extent, this information varies greatly in terms of information quality and depending on the healthcare information source, is often incomplete. This study used an indirect qualitative analysis of the information completeness of 31 Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) checklists using CATPAC and found that these sources differed in both the depth and breathe of information provided. We suggest that users of healthcare information may be underserved and that healthcare information providers might act in a more collaborative way to better balance the presentation of their information in terms of depth and breathe of presented content.

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