Determining the functional preparedness of selected military hospitals in response to disasters

Document Type : Original Article

Authors

1 Trauma Research Center, Nursing Faculty, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2 Trauma Research Center, Nursing Faculty, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

10.30491/tm.2021.229013.1106

Abstract

Background: Iran is one of the top ten countries in the world with various disasters. Hospital readiness as one of the important centers for providing services to patients in times of crisis can be an important indicator in crisis management.
Objectives: The present study was conducted to determine the functional preparedness of selected military hospitals in response to incidents and disasters.
Methods: This study was a cross-sectional-analytical study conducted in two military hospitals from AJA hospitals in Tehran in 2020. A random sampling method was used to select hospitals. A checklist of functional preparedness of hospitals in response to disasters was used to collect data. Data were analyzed and coded with SPSS software version 19.
Results: According to the results of the checklist, the mean and standard deviation of the functional preparedness score of hospital A was 86.17 ± 4.24, and in-hospital B was 81.76 ± 10.52 and the total average was 83.97 ± 8.21, which is in good condition. The results of the independent t-test also showed that there was no significant difference between the preparedness of the two hospitals (p = 0.124). In hospital A, areas Recovery after Disaster, Increase capacity and Continuation of vital services and in-hospital B, Support and Procurement Management, Continuation of vital services, and Human resources areas had the lowest level of readiness.
Conclusion: Despite the importance of military hospitals' preparedness for disasters, the studied hospitals in this research are weak in some aspects and should be repaired and improved in this field of preparedness, and it is necessary to take appropriate measures in this regard.

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Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript
Available Online from 07 January 2021
  • Receive Date: 28 April 2020
  • Revise Date: 12 October 2020
  • Accept Date: 05 January 2021