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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 82-87

Risk assessment in social security hospitals of Isfahan Province in case of disasters based on the hospital safety index

1 Department of Management, Shakhes Pajouh Research Institute, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran
2 Shakhes Pajouh Research Institute, Iranian Social Security Organization, Isfahan, Iran

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Shirin Abbasi
Department of Management, Shakhes Pajouh Research Institute, University of Isfahan, Isfahan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2347-9019.191108

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Introduction: Hospitals are the most important treatment centers in case of occurrence of disasters. Therefore, ensuring the maintenance the structural and functional security of hospitals in critical conditions is a necessary issue. Creating safe hospitals cause the creation of assessment instruments such as risk assessment. Risk identification as the first step in enhancing preparedness of hospitals for disasters and trying in creating vital factors such as trained personnel, safe and accessible equipment. Doing assessments continuously can provide information necessary for enhancing the system. Methodology: The present study is a descriptive-analytical one conducted using a cross-sectional design in 2015 in Social Security Hospitals in Isfahan Province. To investigate the risk assessment, the Hospital Safety Index Standard Questionnaire was used. It was developed into two sections of general information of hospitals and in the second section; it includes 145 indices in structural, functional, and nonstructural fields. To complete the questionnaire, in each hospital, questionnaires were completed via observation and interviewing the owners of the process. The weighting method was based on the hospital safety index from 0 to 2. Data were analyzed using Excel software. Results: Investigating the results of safety in the three hospitals indicated that hospital 1 with about 64% has the highest level of preparedness and hospital 3 with about 62% has the lowest level of preparedness. In general, the three hospitals were at level B in terms of safety. Conclusion: The results obtained from the safety hospital index in the studied hospitals indicated that the safety level in the tree hospitals is at the moderate level. Although the state of them is not critical, they need planning and conducting measures necessary for improving safety levels, and these hospitals require necessary short-term measures for reducing damages.

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