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Hospital Safety Index analysis in confronting disasters:
Azam Lari, Katayoun Jahangiri *, Kamran Haji Nabi
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Background: The ability of hospitals continues to function without interruption in disaster situations is a matter of life and death. The Hospital Safety Index provides an overview of the probability of a hospital or health facility remaining operational in emergency situations. This study was done in order to assess the safety of one of the referral hospitals related to social security organization in disasters.

Methods: In this applied study, a referral hospital in Tehran city was studied ba sed on structural, nonstructural and functional factors by using WHO/PAHO standard checklist.

Findings: According to the results, the final Safety Index score places this hospital into C category of three categories of safety. That it means the lives and safety of occupants of this hospital are deemed at risk during disasters.
Conclusion: The Hospital Safety Index helps authorities to quickly determine where interventions can improve safety. The safety index is not only a tool for making technical assessments, but it provides a new approach to disaster prevention and mitigation for the health sector. Calculating the safety score allows hospital to establish maintenance and monitoring routines and look at actions to improve safety in the medium term. This quick overview will give decision makers a starting point for establishing priorities and reducing risk and vulnerability in healthcare facilities.

Keywords: Hospital Safety Index, disaster.
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Lari A, Jahangiri K, Haji Nabi K. Hospital Safety Index analysis in confronting disasters:. 3. 2013; 5 (1) :18-9
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Volume 5, Issue 1 (4-2013) Back to browse issues page
فصلنامه علمی پژوهشی امداد و نجات Quarterly Scientific Journal of Rescue and Relief
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