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Anil Aggrawal's Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology

Volume 8, Number 1, January - June 2007

Book Reviews: Technical Books Section

(Page 4 - Main Page)


FEATURED BOOK: MAIN PAGE

COMPREHENSIVE AND AUTHORITATIVE

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 Making Choices in Health: WHO Guide to Cost-Effectiveness Analysis, 1st Edition Edited by T. Tan-Torres Edejer, R. Baltussen, T. Adam, R. Hutubessy, A. Acharya, D.B. Evans and C.J.L. Murray. Soft cover, 6" x 9" (a rectangular CD enclosed).
World Health Organization, Avenue Appia 20, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland. (Tel: +4122 791 2476; fax: +41 22 791 4857; email: bookorders@who.int); xxii +318 pages: ISBN-10: 9241546018. ISBN-13: 978-9241546010. LC/NLM Classification: HD 47.4. Publication date: December 31, 2003: Order No.: 110542. Price: Swiss Francs 30 / US $ 27.00. In developing Countries Sw. Fr. 21, Indian Rupees 630/=

Official site of the book

WHO's Catalogue of Publications

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Making Choices in Health: WHO Guide to Cost-Effectiveness Analysis., 1st Edition,  Edited by: T. Tan-Torres Edejer, R. Baltussen, T. Adam, R. Hutubessy, A. Acharya, D.B. Evans and C.J.L. Murray
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We keep receiving books for review from various publishers. However some books are of such paramount importance that we at the journal office thought one review may not be able to do justice to that book. One opinion may be slanted, perhaps by the individual tastes and preferences of the reviewer. Reviewers from different continents, nations, even different parts of the same nation may perceive a book differently. Why not send books to two or more different reviewers and get their opinion. We requested several publishers to do that and they obliged.

From Volume 3, Number 1, January - June 2002, we started reviews of certains books of paramount importance as "featured books". The first book to be featured on our journal was Ecotoxicology: The Study of Pollutants in Ecosystems by F. Moriarty (Published by Academic Press). Review of that book, as well as the combined index of reviews of all featured books can be accessed by clicking here.

In Association with Amazon.com

In our last issue we published as many as three reviews in the featured books category (of these two were in the technical books section, and one in the popular books section. In this issue, we are continuing this trend.

This time we sent Making Choices in Health: WHO Guide to Cost-Effectiveness Analysis edited by T. Tan-Torres Edejer, R. Baltussen, T. Adam, R. Hutubessy, A. Acharya, D.B. Evans and C.J.L. Murray (Published by World Health Organization), to three reviewers - all in different stages of their medical careers. The first review is by a team of two experts, formerly senior residents in the department of community medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College, and currently pursuing higher studies in the US (Dr. Rahul Malhotra and Dr. Chetna Malhotra), and the third is a faculty member (Dr. G.S. Meena). The idea was to see how medical personnel in their different stages of formative careers (from student to faculty level) perceive this book.

Making Choices in Health: WHO Guide to Cost-Effectiveness Analysis., 1st Edition,  Edited by: T. Tan-Torres Edejer, R. Baltussen, T. Adam, R. Hutubessy, A. Acharya, D.B. Evans and C.J.L. Murray
Visiting card shaped CD which accompanies this book

The reviewers were not only requested to send us detailed reviews, but were asked to rate this book on a scale of ten. The following rating scale was provided to the reviewers.

0: Waste of time
1: Of minimal interest
2: Of little interest
3: Of some interest
4: Slightly below average
5: Average
6: Slightly above average
7: Good
8: Very Good
9: Excellent
10: Truly Outstanding

 Here are both the reviews - with ratings. As can be seen, all three reviewers gave the book a very high rating.

Review 1 by Dr. Rahul Malhotra and Dr. Chetna Malhotra, US [Formerly Senior Residents, Community Medicine. Currently pursuing research in the US]

Review 2 by Dr. G.S. Meena, India [Professor, Community Medicine]

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or via mail at this address: WHO Press, World Health Organization, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland.

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-Anil Aggrawal





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