Essential hospital services deals with core activities performed by hospitals. This involves both administrative and professional competence. The efficiency and effectiveness of hospital services depend to a large extent on the efficient performance of core activities.
Administrative functions constitute the major activities of the chief executive generally known as director/medical superintendent. This involves the management of men, money and material.
In addition to administrative efficiency professional competence is important. Hospital staff engaged in patient care must be perfection their duties. They must get continuous medical education. This requires continuous improvement of latest skills.
This book on Essential Hospital Services makes an important contribution to the knowledge and existing literature in this expanding field. Besides, this would help the academicians, national health officials, public health administrators, medical research workers and the policy makers and planners in the proper understanding of health and hospital care delivery system.