a Investigating the Level of Safety and Preparedness of Hospitals in Guilan Province in Dealing with Accidents and Disasters in 2021
Iranian Journal of Emergency Medicine,
Vol. 9 No. 1 (2022),
Introduction: Safety against disasters and accidents is one of the basic components of preparedness planning for dealing with disasters and it is important for controlling complications or minimizing the risks. The purpose of this research is to analyze the level of safety of Guilan province’s hospitals in dealing with accidents and disasters.
Methods: In this cross-sectional, descriptive-analytical study, all hospitals affiliated to Guilan University of Medical Sciences or Social Security Organization, and private centers of Guilan province in 2021, which were 35 hospitals in total, were evaluated regarding safety and preparedness for facing disasters and accidents. The data was collected using the 150-question national standard tool checklist for evaluating hospital safety index, and the results were presented in the form of points in each component and overall score, preparedness rank, and comparison with the overall average of the province.
Results: The average relative preparedness in the studied hospitals in facing disasters was 65.66%. The 25 hospitals affiliated to Guilan university of Medical Sciences had 62.36% preparedness and 10 private hospitals affiliated to social insurance had 73.89% preparedness. Out of the 25 hospitals affiliated to Guilan University of Medical Sciences, 3 hospitals had good preparedness, 17 hospitals had average preparedness, and 5 hospitals were had poor preparedness, and among private hospitals and those affiliated to Social Security Organization, 6 hospitals had good preparedness and 2 hospitals had average preparedness.
Conclusion: A significant portion of the hospitals in Guilan province, like other hospitals in the country, have inadequate preparedness in the face of disasters, and it is necessary and vital to pay attention to the improvement of hospital preparedness in all its dimensions in order to adequately deal with accidents and disasters.
- Environment and Public Health
- Disaster Planning
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