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
1. Gupta Shakti Kumar
2. Kant Sunil
3. Sharma Jitendra Kumar
Author's Affiliation
1. 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. Army HQ, New Delhi
Army Medical Corps
3. University of Adelaide, Australia
ISBN
9789350259900
Speciality
Hospital Administration
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/11737
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2013
Pages
82
Book Type
Reference

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