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: email@example.com); 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/=
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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.
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
6: Slightly above average
8: Very Good
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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