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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 22-25

A survey on preparation of Sanandaj training hospitals to face crisis and the evaluation of passive defense in the summer of 2012

1 Department of Management, Management and Health Economics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Department of Management, School of Allied Health Sciences, Kurdistan, Iran
3 School of Nursing and Midwifery, Research Expert, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Kurdistan, Iran

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Himan Fallahi
Department of Management, School of Allied Health Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2347-9019.122435

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Introduction: The first objective of crisis management is to minimize loss of lives and damages caused by the disaster. Hence, health management is an integral part of the crisis management in disasters. Several organizations are involved in health management in disasters among which hospitals are very important ones. This study aims to determine the readiness of training hospitals in Sanandaj city to face crisis and the evaluation of passive defense in them in the summer of 1391. Materials and Methods: This is a cross-sectional study and the statistical population includes all training hospitals in Sanandaj city. Questionnaires were used as the main tool to collect data. The validity of data was verifies according to previous studies and the reliability was confirmed using Cronbach's alpha coefficient. The questionnaires were answered by the hospitals' crisis committee. Data collected were first processed by Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) and then, were illustrated using available methods in descriptive statistics including tables and charts. Results: Of three hospitals studied, Be'sat Hospital readiness in facing crises was the best (83.4% favorable, 16.6% in development), and Quds Hospital had the worst situation (36.7% favorable, 47.2% unfavorable, 16.1% in development). Conclusions: Given that the complete performance of organizations like hospitals is necessary in crisis, arrangements should be made to establish systems such as drugs supply systems and equipments, alternative communication system, ambulatory operating rooms, and personnel call systems.

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