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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 43  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 60

Epidemiology and management for health care

Department of Community Medicine, IIMSR Medical College, Badnapur, Jalna, Maharashtra, India

Date of Submission18-Dec-2017
Date of Acceptance11-Jan-2018
Date of Web Publication13-Feb-2018

Correspondence Address:
Purushottam A Giri
Department of Community Medicine, IIMSR Medical College, Badnapur, Jalna, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0970-0218.225361

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Giri PA. Epidemiology and management for health care. Indian J Community Med 2018;43:60

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Giri PA. Epidemiology and management for health care. Indian J Community Med [serial online] 2018 [cited 2021 Mar 8];43:60. Available from: https://www.ijcm.org.in/text.asp?2018/43/1/60/225361

Publisher Name : Vora Medical Publications

Location : Mumbai, India

Price : INR 600/-

Year of Publication : 2018 (5th Edition)

Editors Name : P. V. Sathe and P. P. Doke

Pages : 512

ISBN : 81-8406-010-6

The fifth edition of “Epidemiology and Management for Health Care” is authored by a unique duo – Dr. P. V. Sathe and Dr. P. P. Doke. Both have rich experience in teaching as well as administration at the highest level, in a large state like Maharashtra. Dr. Sathe served as Director of Medical Education and Research and Dr. Doke as Director of Health Services. Both have represented the country at various international academic events.

The book has a total of 31 chapters which are grouped into three sections: Essentials of epidemiology, Essentials of management, and Applications for better health care. The weightage given to all these sections is most appropriate. The chapter on investigation of an outbreak cites several actual reports of investigations and other provides practical hints to plan and carry out a survey. The details of autoclaving and infection control in hospital certainly attract attention. Several available books, on this subject, usually do not give adequate emphasis on managerial aspects. But here, aspects such as human resource management (new inclusion) and material management are thoroughly dealt with. One of the distinctive features of this book is a compact and concise compilation of all health-related legislations under one chapter, which even includes the latest Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (Prevention and Control) Act, 2017. Organizational concept has been recast and part of it is merged with health management constituting a new chapter in the second section, which seems to be slightly lengthy. In the third section, national programs have been detailed, particularly illustrating application of scientific knowledge in control of diseases. The national planning process which has undergone radical change has been reflected in this revision. Besides the Sustainable Development Goals, all recent advances such as National Health Policy 2017, Global Happiness Index, and Global Hunger Index are included. The section on gender inequality is very interestingly described with figures. The sections on deadliness of infectious diseases, corporate sector responsibility, and accreditation including NABH are added afresh.

All the data used in the book are the latest. The authors have added many figures in this edition to make the text more presentable. Various anecdotes from real life in health and other fields not only are supportive but also provide some relief to the reader. The comments given at the end of chapter are really thought provoking. However, using colored figures and high lights in some colored tinge would have certainly made things more presentable. I am sure that this book will be welcomed by both faculty and students of Community Medicine and Public Health equally. Specifically, postgraduate students will get immensely benefitted.


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