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Khademi Poor G, Sadeghi M, Saberi Anari S M, Sadeghi R, Sheikhbardsiri H. Study of Disasters Medical Severity Index in Kerman Province. HDQ. 2015; 1 (1) :43-46
URL: http://hdq.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-79-en.html
1- Disaster and Emergency Management Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
2- Department of Environmental Health, School of Public Health, kerman University of Medical Sciences, kerman, Iran
3- Department of Physiology Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.
4- .Department of Disaster Management, Management and Economics Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences Isfahan, Iran.
Abstract:   (5866 Views)

Background: Disasters always threaten human societies and cause high property damages and civilian casualties. Therefore, many studies are carried out to find the optimal policies and procedures for preparedness. This study was conducted to determine medical severity index of Kerman Province regarding disasters and accidents.

Materials and Methods: This descriptive and cross-sectional study was carried in Kerman Province in 2015. Data were analyzed using N×S/TC equation. Medical severity index (MSI) was rated on Likert-type scale as very low, low, moderate, high, and very high.

Results: The results showed that the mean MSI was 4.58 in Census method cities, which were the highest level and 0.25 in kerman city, which was the lowest. Highest MSI is related to earthquake risk (MSI=225) and the lowest MSI is related to flood risk (0.03). 

Conclusion: As the means of MSI were high and very high, it is recommended to apply the required interventions to improve the effective components and increase hospital treatment and medical rescue capacities.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/06/6 | Accepted: 2015/09/2 | Published: 2015/10/1

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