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Asia-Pacific resources: Books & ebooks

This page lists key anaesthesia and pain medicine e-books that are available via Hinari.

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Medical texts

Outside the operating room


Exam preparation

Developing anaesthesia textbook and website

The Developing Anaesthesia textbook and accompanying website are designed to share resources which have been created for anaesthesia education. It contains a number of resources, including: 

WebsiteDeveloping Anaesthesia textbook.

WebsiteEvents - including seminars, and a modular training program.

WebsiteEmergency clinical guidelines.

WebsiteInitial emergency care resources.

WebsiteEmergency in Anaethesia manual.

Visit the website for more information and resources. 

General anaesthesia texts


The Essential Surgical Volume focuses on the global burden of surgical disease, including anaesthesia and perioperative care (chapter 15), the report highlights that:

  • 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 anesthesia-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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