Disease Outbreak Management: Hospital Administrators’ Perspective

by Shakti Kumar Gupta, Sunil Kant, Jitendra Kumar Sharma

The Disease Outbreak Management - Hospital Administrators' Perspective depicts the importance of early identification of the cause and the source of disease outbreak that can limit the spread of the outbreak. An outbreak plan provides guidance on managing outbreaks of communicable disease in health facilities. Preparedness for prompt action to recognize an outbreak of communicable disease, eliminate the source, stop further spread, prevent recurrence, and ensure effective communication between all concerned are discussed. The role of hospital administrators in handling a disease outbreak situation has been elaborated. Comprehensive understanding of the role that hospital administrators have to assume during disease outbreaks could lead to a larger community benefit and a greater health protection. A checklist has been developed utilizing which the hospitals can rate and assess their preparedness status. The book will help policy-makers in enunciating, amending or augmenting operational and strategic policies related to disease outbreak management.

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Author Author's Affiliation
1. Gupta Shakti Kumar
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Dr RP Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences and Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre, New Delhi, India
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Dr R P Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, New Delhi, India
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences and Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre, New Delhi, India
2. Kant Sunil
Army HQ, New Delhi
Army Medical Corps
3. Sharma Jitendra Kumar University of Adelaide, Australia
ISBN 9789350259900
Speciality Hospital Administration
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/11737
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2013
Pages 82
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