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Asia-Pacific resources: Books & e-books

This page lists key anaesthesia and pain medicine journals that are available via Hinari.

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Exam preparation

Spotlight: Developing Anaesthesia

Developing Anaesthesia is a collection of online resources that have beencreated to promote the advancement of anaesthetic practice and to empower anaesthetists in countries with limited resources. Resources include:

Developing Anaesthesia textbook

Initial emergency care resources

Emergency in Anaesthesia manual

Anaesthesia education resources

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General anaesthesia

Spotlight: Essential Surgery

The Essential Surgery Volume of Disease Control Priorities focuses on the global burden of surgical disease, including anaesthesia and perioperative care (chapter 15).

Key messages:

  • Full provision of essential surgical procedures would avert about 1.5 million deaths a year or about 6-7% of all avertable deaths in low- and middle-income countries.
  • Essential surgical procedures rank among the most cost-effective of all health interventions.
  • Effective and affordable measures (such as task sharing) have been shown to increase access to surgical care while much needed investments are being made to expand capacity.
  • There are substantial disparities between countries at different economic levels in the safety of surgical care (e.g. in perioperative mortality rates and anaesthesia-related deaths).
  • Universal coverage of essential surgery (UCES) should be publicly financed early on the path to universal health coverage, given that it is affordable and highly cost effective, there is major public demand for surgical services, and these services can reduce the burden of disease.

Pain management



Anaesthesia equipment


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