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Harold Shipman’s Clinical Practice 1974 - 1998.
A Review Commissioned by the Chief Medical Officer.
Richard Baker. 2001.

This audit of the clinical practice of Harold Shipman was commissioned following the conviction of Dr. Shipman for the murder of 15 of his patients. The aims of the audit were to identify: The pattern of observed deaths, in particular age groups • Deaths showing unusual clusters in time • Deaths showing unusual clusters by place of death • The relationship between certified cause of death and medical history • The integrity of records • The prescribing of restricted drugs. The sources of information used were: The medical certificates of cause of death (MCCDs) issued by Shipman and those issued by a comparison group of local general practitioners • Surviving clinical records and cremation forms • Data provided by the Prescription Pricing Authority • Controlled drug registers at pharmacies in the area where Shipman worked. This clinical audit reveals clear evidence of a higher level of deaths than would have been expected over a long time period. The excess of deaths does not appear to be explicable on grounds that his practices served populations with markedly different demographic or health profiles. Typical features relating to the deaths are: A high proportion of deaths among older women • A high proportion of deaths occurring at home • A high proportion of deaths occurring in the afternoon • Shipman was present at the death or had seen the patient shortly before death in a number of cases • A high proportion of patients were certified as having died from heart problems, strokes or old age • The association between clinical history and certified cause of death was often weak. A number of recommendations are made on issues such as monitoring performance in general practice, monitoring death rates, death certification procedures, general practice records, controlled drugs and the review of care of individual patients. Paperback, 160 pp.
ISBN 011322527X  $50.00  

Health in the Americas CD-ROM.
PAHO Scientific & Technical publication 587.
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). June 2003.
The CD-ROM version of this quadrennial publication presents an regional analysis of the health situation and trends in the Americas, as well as for each of the 47 countries and territories in the region covering the years from 1997-2000. Issued discussed include: leading health and health-related indicators, ranging from mortality and changes in life expectancy to the relationship between health and income distribution; current health conditions and trends including disease prevention and control, health promotion and environmental protection; each country's overall health conditions, including institutional organization, health regulations and the overall operation of health services. CD-ROM.
9275073910  $162.00

Health in England 1998
Investigating the Links Between Social Inequalities and Health.
A Survey of Adults Aged 16 and Over in England Carried out by the Social Survey Division of ONS on Behalf of the Health Education Authority.
Laura Rainford, edited by Val Mason. 2000.  

The third edition of this book looks at health in Britain and how the way people live determines their health. In particular, the report investigates how healthy people think they are, their stress levels, cigarette smoking, alcohol consumption, diet, and the amount of physical exercise they get. Data on people's knowledge of safer sex and the avoidance of skin cancer is also included. Paperback, viii + 295 pp.
ISBN 0116213574  $65.00

Health Information for Overseas Travel.
Edited by Gil Lea & Jane Lesse. 2001.
Over 30 million trips abroad are made by UK residents each year, and travel to tropical countries and areas off the usual tourist tracks is increasing. This book aims to provide a one-stop source of information for health professionals about the common health risks to travelers and how to reduce them. Advisory rather than prescriptive, it emphasizes the need to assess the risks for the individual traveler. Risk behaviors are also covered, along with measures travelers themselves can take to protect their health abroad. Further sources of advice are provided for more specialized problems outside the scope of this book.
ISBN 0113223293  $18.00

The Health Services Since the War.
Charles Webster, Great Britain Cabinet Office. 1998.
• Vol. I: Problems of Health Care, the National Health Service before 1957.
Paperback, x + 479 pp.
ISBN 0116309423  $55.00

• Vol. II: Government and Health Care, the National Health Service 1958-1979.
On dust jacket (front): Peacetime history; on dust jacket (back): History of peacetime events. Hardcover, xiv + 988 pp. + 4 folded maps.
ISBN 0116309636  $153.00

Health Survey for England 97.
The Health of Young People 1995-1997.

Edited by Richard Boreham & Patricia Prescott-Clare, Great Britain Department of Health. 1998.
Two volumes (not sold separately) in labeled case. On spines: Series HS no. 7 (which continues the former OPCS series) Contents: Vol. I: Findings; Vol. II: Methodology & Documentation. Paperback, 596 pp.
ISBN 0113222661  $126.00

Health Survey for England
: Cardiovascular Disease 98.
Edited by Bob Erens & Paola Primatesta. 1999.
Two volumes (not sold separately) in labeled case. On spines: Series HS no. 8 (which continues the former OPCS series). Contents: Vol. I: Findings; Vol. II: Methodology & Documentation. Paperback, 469 pp.
ISBN 0113223072  $135.00

Health Technical Memorandum 2010. 
NHS Estates.

Available volumes:
• Sterilization. Parts 4 and 6. 1997.
Part 4: Operational management (new edition) with Part 6: Testing and validation protocols. 242 pp.

ISBN 0 11 322031 6  $216.00

Fluids sterilizer log book.
In accordance with Health technical memorandum 2010 & with reference to B.S. 3970 parts 1 & 2. 2000. Shrink wrapped, ring binder, 325 pp.
ISBN 0 11 322397 8  $117.00

Unwrapped instrument & utensil sterilizer log book.
2000. Shrink wrapped, ring binder, 150 pp.
ISBN 0 11 322400 1  $80.00

HIV/AIDS and Employment.
Louis N'Daba & Jane Hodges-Aeberhard, International Labour Office (ILO). 1999.
This book uses an international and comparative survey on 12 countries identified as having an aids problem, with a geographical, North/South spread in mind. The legal framework and enterprise practices in each country are examined, as well as the rate of HIV infection. Paperback, x + 71 pp.
ISBN 922110334X  $20.00

Hospital Hostels
An Evaluation of Four Psychiatric Care Facilities.
Andrew Emerson. 1999.
This is a longitudinal, comparative evaluation of the therapeutic effectiveness of hospital hostels for the long term mentally ill. The primary aim of the study was to identify the probable key factors involved in the effectiveness of hospital hostels with a view to recommending their adjustment in the interest of the optimization of the effectiveness of the hospital hostel. Paperback, xiv + 172 pp.
ISBN 0113221185  $60.00

The Human Rights, Ethical and Moral Dimensions of Health Care.
120 Practical Case Studies.
European Network of Scientific Cooperation on Medicine & Human Rights. 1998.
one hundred and twenty cases are examined from the standpoint of legal norms, international and European ethics, and the Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, Buddhist, and Agnostic moralities, presented as an aid to decision-making and teaching. Paperback, 485 pp.
ISBN 9287130558  $60.00

The Independent Inquiry into Inequalities in Health Report.

Commonly known as The Acheson Report.
Chaired by Sir Donald Acheson. 1998.
This report reviews the evidence on inequalities in health in England, including time trends. As a contribution to the Government’s strategy for health, the Report identifies areas for policy development which are likely to reduce these inequalities. Arguing that the weight of scientific evidence supports a socioeconomic explanation of health inequalities, the report traces the roots of ill health to things like income, education and employment as well as material environment and lifestyle. Ultimately, the report arrives at the conclusion that three areas are crucial. All policies likely to have an impact on health should be evaluated in terms of their impact on health inequalities. A high priority should be given to the health of families with children. Further steps should be taken to reduce income inequalities and improve the living standards of poor households. Paperback, xii + 164 pp.
ISBN 0113221738  $40.00

Institute of Healthcare Management Yearbook 2002/2003.
IHM. Dec 2002.
Known as 'The Health Service Handbook', the yearbook lists all Health Authority NHS Trusts' Primary Care Trusts in England and their equivalents in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. Updated to take account of the recent extensive NHS reorganization, the book also contains a number of articles from healthcare opinion-formers, as well as updates on issues of interest to health professionals. Key Features: Includes a CD-ROM for easy search of the data • Updated to reflect the recent NHS reorganization • Includes extensive entries for each Trust • Details all aspects of Healthcare. 
ISBN 0117029203  $270.00


Institute of Healthcare Management Yearbook 2001/2002.
IHM. 2001.
A comprehensive database of the NHS and private healthcare in the UK in both print and CD-ROM combined with overviews of the current issues in healthcare management. Key Features: Provides for you the complete details of all the healthcare management contacts and the structure within which they work • Hardback, with full-color advertising and bookmark • Comes complete with a CD-ROM enabling you to search for individuals in the directory by name or title • To distinguish the IHM Yearbook from competing directory publications from Binleys and FT Healthcare containing similar data, there will be especially written additional contents, including a Foreword by the Chairman and sections containing overviews on the National Health Service, telemedicine and telecare, public private partnerships and primary care. Hardback, 650 pp.
ISBN 0117027510  $270.00

Institute of Healthcare Management Yearbook 2000/2001.

The Institute of Healthcare Management (IHM). 2000.
A comprehensive database of the NHS and private healthcare in the UK in both print and CD-ROM combined with overviews of the current issues in healthcare management. An essential reference for everyone in the healthcare industry. The Institute of Healthcare Management was formed by the coming together of two well established major organizations, the Institute of Health Services Management and the Association of Managers in General Practice. Incorporated in 1999 the Institute is the largest professional organization for individual managers in all areas of healthcare. The Institute for Healthcare Management stands for excellence in management and excellence in healthcare. By promoting the highest standards in healthcare management, the IHM plays a leading role in improving effectiveness in the quality of health services. Current members come from: Primary care, secondary care, mental health and community care including chief executives, middle managers and students • All sectors, whether public, private or voluntary • All kinds of organizations, including Primary Care Groups, Local Health Groups, Local Healthcare Co-operatives, NHS Trusts, Health Authorities and Boards, the NHS Executive, independent consultancies, private and voluntary organizations throughout the service • A variety of professional backgrounds, administrative or clinical. Hardcover + CD-ROM, 400 pp.
ISBN 0117024732  $270.00

International Classification of Diseases for Oncology.
(ICD-O). 3rd Edition. 
WHO. 2001.
Now in its third edition, the International Classification of Diseases for Oncology (ICD-O) has been used for nearly 25 years as the standard tool for coding diagnoses of neoplasms in tumor and cancer registrars and in pathology laboratories. ICD-O is a dual classification with coding systems for both topography and morphology. The topography code describes the site of origin of the neoplasm and uses the same 3-character and 4-character categories as in the neoplasm section of Chapter II, ICD-10. The morphology code describes the characteristics of the tumor itself, including its cell type and biologic activity. The book has five main sections. 1. general instructions for using the coding systems and rules for their implementation in tumor registries and pathology laboratories; 2. numerical list of topography codes - unchanged from the previous edition; 3. numerical list of morphology codes - introduces several new terms; 4. alphabetical index - gives codes for both topography and morphology and includes selected tumor-like lesions and conditions; 5. guide to differences in morphology codes between the second and third editions- includes lists of all new code numbers, new terms and synonyms added to existing code definitions, terms that changed morphology code, terms for conditions now considered malignant, deleted terms, and terms that changed behavior code. In preparing this new edition, the editors have made a special effort to change as few terms as possible, to add new terms at empty spaces, and to avoid reuse of previously assigned codes. To the greatest extent possible, ICD-O uses the nomenclature published in the WHO series, International Histological Classification of Tumours. Hardcover, vii + 240 pp.
ISBN 9241545348  $76.00

ICD-10. International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Health Related Problems, 10th Revision, Second Edition. English. Due May 2005. CDROM

Summary: This new edition of WHO's International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision (ICD-10) has been fully updated. Originally published in the early 1990s, ICD-10 now incorporates all updates and other changes to this core health classification since 1996. In 2000, WHO formed an international panel to review and collate all adjustments to the ICD-10 proposed by many institutions around the world. Panel members consult several times a year and this definitive second edition of ICD-10 is the result of their work. The new edition has hundreds of updates, and includes new diseases such as SARS, to ensure that the classification is entirely suited to today's needs. Improvements have been made to the rules and guidelines for mortality coding, making them easier to implement and which will result in the improved comparability of international mortality statistics. In addition, there are many additions and changes to the alphabetical index resulting in some 60 additional pages, making it far more comprehensive than that of the first edition.

Features of the ICD-10 2nd edition on CD-ROM include:

. intuitive and easy-to-use interface;

. all 12,500 codes, descriptions and explanatory text compressed to one-tenth of the original data size - and will remain compressed after installation;

. simple to navigate - complete with its own browser and hypertext links;

. fully searchable with every word, number, and alphanumeric indexed;

. keyword searching and user-defined search facility;

. versatile format that can be annotated with user's notes;

. text can be printed and copied into other applications;

. IBM-Compatible PC under Windows® 95, 98, NT, 2000, XP and Me or later.

CD-ROM with acrobat presentation. ISBN: 92 4 154540 2. $580.00

International Directory of eHealth and Telemedicine 2000/2001.
The extraordinary developments that are occurring in such fields as computing, communications and medical technologies are now making possible long-foreseen advances in telemedicine and telecare. The Yearbook is a comprehensive database of the telemedicine suppliers and providers worldwide. An essential reference for everyone in the healthcare industry. The growing importance of telemedicine both within the NHS and the private sector has been stressed by all concerned in the delivery of healthcare - at government level, by the WHO and the EU. Key Features: Written in collaboration with the TeleMedicine UK • Nothing similar yet exists • Promotes the development of telemedicine policy and standards, encouraging the adoption of uniform standards and practice • Ensures the recognition by the authorities of the need to protect the intellectual property rights developed in the industry • Interacting with telemedicine associations in other countries. Hardcover + CD-ROM, 400 pp.
ISBN 0117024740  $248.00

International Nonproprietary Names (INN) for Pharmaceutical Substances CD-ROM.
Lists 1-45 of Proposed INN and List 1-85 of Recommended INN Cumulative List No. 10.
WHO. 2002. Published by The Stationery Office.

All INNs published in the lists 1-45 of proposed and 1-85 of recommended INNs are now also available in electronic form on CD-ROM. Also included on the CD-ROM are the following documents: Guidelines on the Use of INNS, The Use of Common Stems in the Selection of INNs and Names of Radicals and Groups.
CD-ROM: ISBN 924056019X 

The International Pharmacopoeia, 3rd Edition.
Volume 5: Tests and General Requirements for Dosage Forms.
Quality Specifications for Pharmaceutical Substances and Dosage Forms.
WHO. 2003.
This volume of the International Pharmacopoeia practically completes the list of monographs for active pharmaceutical substances. It describes methods and procedures for the quality control of pharmaceutical substances and dosage forms, and details amendments to volumes 1-4. It includes a large number of monographs for tablets, the most applicable dosage form used in health care, as well as a special section on newly developed anti-malarial drug substances and their most widely used dosage forms. Volume 5 provides key information for companies seeking test methodologies not always covered by the US or British Pharmacopoeias. Paperback, 371 pp.
ISBN 9241545364  $94.00 

International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10) CD-ROM.
Lists 1-45 of Proposed INN and List 1-84 of Recommended INN Cumulative List No. 10.
WHO. 2003.
The ICD has become the standard international diagnostic classification, used for both epidemiological and health management purposes. Now for the first time the 12,420 codes of the ICD-10 are available from WHO on CD-ROM. The full text of the printed volumes is included, hyperlinks simplify navigation within the classification, and all terms and codes are indexed for easy searching. The ICD-10 codes are ready for uploading into database systems. Key Features: To help users familiar with the printed version of the ICD-10, the CD-ROM has a similar layout. The full text of each volume is presented in its familiar multilevel structure • A list of the volume’s contents appears in a side-window that can be re-sized according to the user’s needs • All terms and codes are indexed to make searching easy • Using roll-down menus, the context-sensitive online help facility gives full explanations of all procedures • Internal hypertext links help the user to navigate through the classification. CD-ROM.
ISBN 9241545402  $243.00


International Travel and Health 2003.
World Health Organization (WHO). May 2003.
This important annual guide issues authoritative advice on the medical and personal precaution needed to protect the health of travelers. In addition to summarizing the vaccination requirements of individual countries, the booklet indicates the main areas where malaria transmission occurs and where Plasmodium falciparum is resistant to drugs. Other chapters cover certain health hazards to which the traveler may be exposed and indicate the areas in which these hazards are most likely to occur. Travel Medicine International calls this title "...an essential booklet for every traveler and doctor in every country..." and the Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene says this is "...the most useful account for day-to-day reference for those advising prospective travelers..." 
ISBN 9241580283  $30.00

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