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Investigation of the preparedness level of the hospitals against disasters in Bandar Abbas, Iran, in 2012

(2014) Investigation of the preparedness level of the hospitals against disasters in Bandar Abbas, Iran, in 2012. journal of pakistan medical association, Issue.

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Abstract

Objective: To determine the preparedness level of hospitals against natural disasters in Bandar Abbas, Iran. Methods: The cross-sectional, descriptive study was conducted in all the 9 hospitals in Bandar Abbas, Iran, during 2012. The required data was collected using a standard checklist comprising 220 items in 10 areas. It was completed for each hospital using observations and interviews. SPSS 16.0 was used to analyse the data. Results: The overall level of preparedness against disasters in Bandar Abbas hospitals was 38.6%. They were at a poor level in the areas of reception (31.4%), evacuation (28.1%), traffic (33.3%), security (34.6%), communication (30.6%), human resources (38.6%), and commanding and management (20.1%). Areas of emergency services (55.1%), training (53.5%), and logistics (53.5%) were moderate, while none of the areas could score enough to be in the good or very good category. Conclusion: Preparedness was poor and hospital administrators should establish necessary technical and communication infrastructures through sufficient budgets to improve weak areas.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Preparedness, Disaster, Hospital, Bandar Abbas
Subjects: WA Public Health > WA 108-245 Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Research Vice-Chancellor Department > Social Determinants in Health Promotion Research Center
Depositing User: مركز تحقيقات عوامل اجتماعی درارتقا سلامت خليج فارس
URI: http://eprints.hums.ac.ir/id/eprint/3941

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