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Hospitals play an important role in the health care system. They are health care institutions that have an organized medical and other professional staff, and inpatient facilities, and deliver medical, nursing and related services 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Key publications...

Safe Management of Wastes from Health-care ActivitiesSafe Management of Wastes from Health-care Activities cover

This is the second edition of the World Health Organization (WHO) handbook on the safe, sustainable and affordable management of health-care waste - commonly known as "the Blue Book".

Hospitals and BordersHospitals and Borders cover

This volume examines why hospitals collaborate with each other and with other health care actors across borders in Europe.

Hospitals and Borders

Pocket Book of Hospital Care for ChildrenPocket Book of Hospital Care for Children

This book was selected "British Medical Association Medical Book of the Year 2014" and was awarded "First prize" in the paediatrics category of the British Medical Association Medical Book Awards 2014..

he Pocket Book is for use by doctors, nurses and other health workers who are responsible for the care of young children at the first level referral hospitals.

Manual of Diagnostic UltrasoundManual of Diagnostic Ultrasound cover

This manual is in two parts. Volume 1, a basic reference text covers ultrasound techniques, recognition of normal anatomical features and differential diagnosis.

Volume 2 covers paediatric examinations, gynaecology and musculoskeletal examinations, as well as therapy.

Manual of Diagnostic Ultrasound

Patient Safety Assessment ManualPatient Safety Assessment Manual cover

Unsafe health care remains a problem of immense magnitude worldwide.

The development of solutions and initiatives aimed at driving change towards greater patient safety has become a pressing need, and is recognized by the public health community.

Patient Safety Assessment Manual

Safe Hospitals in Emergencies and DisastersSafe Hospitals in Emergencies and Disasters cover

Hospitals are one of the essential institutions that must continue to function when an emergency event occurs.

In spite of its importance, health facilities are themselves vulnerable to disasters and can get damaged, risking the lives of patients and health workers.

Patient Safety Workshop: Learning from ErrorPatient Safety Workshop: Learning from Error cover

This booklet which includes a CD-ROM should enable any health-care worker to facilitate a workshop on patient safety.

This workshop explores how multiple weaknesses present within the hospital system can lead to error.

Laboratory Practice Training Manual for the TraineeLaboratory Practice Training Manual for the Trainee cover

This manual is designed to be used by the trainee at Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases and Good Laboratory Practice training workshops.

It contains an introduction which highlights the history of the OECD principles of GLP, and the fundamental points.