Health care has become one of India's fastest growing sectors in the past decade. A multitude of private players have entered this market, combining to offer high-quality health care and service in world-class hospitals and nursing homes all over India. It has been recognised that a professional approach to hospital administration and better resource allocation will go a long way to ensure both quality and cost-effectiveness in health care in India. The second edition of this successful book contains a well-planned collection of writings on modern hospital management. Revised and updated, it also contains two new chapters that discuss and highlight new developments in this field. The book spans a wide range of issues in modern hospital management, and provides all the necessary knowledge required to set up and run a modern-day hospital efficiently and as an economically viable business. The book also looks at " Customer experience management " Computer-aided diagnosis " Waste management " Financial management " Maintaining medical records " Medical audits " Managing human resources

Health Care in India—A Profile and the Future

Health care in India—A profile and the future
A.V.Srinivasan

Part 1: Hospitals and Administrators

Hospital Administrators—A New Class of Professionals

The hospitals can be classified into three categories based on the number of beds. Category C hospitals are located in many places for easy reach. They have 30 or fewer beds and provide primary care. These are clinics and nursing homes. Category B hospitals have 31–100 beds, provide some specialty-care, have few designated departments including some investigation facilities. They have arrangements to provide basic needs to patients and attendants. Category A hospitals have more than 100 beds, are multi-specialty, use better technology and attract superior qualified professionals.

In all categories, both public and private sector hospitals function. Public sector hospitals include those ...

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