Review of ‘Compendious Hospital Management’
It is said that a good doctor is an excellent manager. This is especially true in this ever-changing world where knowledge is becoming increasingly multidisciplinary. Therefore, it is essential for doctors to have a solid working knowledge about healthcare management. However, for the uninitiated, the vast subject of healthcare management can seem alien and daunting. The book, ‘Compendious Hospital Management’, edited by the ever-illustrious Dr. Nilanjana Ghosh is an excellent attempt at addressing this problem. In its 21 chapters, the book touches upon almost all aspects of hospital management, both theoretical as well as practical. The main strength of the book is its informative text, written in a crisp, tight, yet easy-to-read manner by experts of the subject. This makes it very easy to get into for novice readers. There are also multiple real-life examples given in the book which allows for the application of the knowledge in each of the chapters. While primarily geared towards medical students and doctors, this book can therefore be easily recommended to anyone who is interested in dipping their toes into the field of hospital and healthcare management. Each chapter is also peppered with illustrations that beautifully compliment the information presented in the text. Furthermore, the book contains important chapters that deal with the recent developments in the field, especially in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While not an exhaustive guide on all thing’s hospital management, ‘Compendious Hospital Management’ is nevertheless a good book for medical and non-medical professionals to get started with the subject.
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