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Khademipour G, Sheikh Bardsiri H, Yar Mohammadian M H, Nekuyi Moghadam M. Hospitals Capability in Response to Disasters Considering Surge Capacity Approach. Health in Emergencies and Disasters Quarterly 2016; 1 (2) :111-118
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1- Technical Deputy of Disaster and Emergency Medical Management Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences , Kerman, Iran.
2- Research Center of Health Economics, Management and Health Economics School, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran , hojat.sheikhbardsiri@gmail.com
3- Research Center of Health Economics, Management and Information Sciences School. Isfahan University of Medical Science, Isfahan, Iran.
4- Department of Disaster and Emergency Health, Management and Medical Informatics School, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.
Abstract:   (7460 Views)

Background: The man-made and natural disasters have adverse effects with sound, apparent, and unknown consequences. Among various components of disaster management in health sector, the most important role is performed by health-treatment systems, especially hospitals. Therefore, the present study aimed to evaluate the surge capacity of hospitals of Kerman
Province in disaster in 2015.
Materials and Methods: This is a quantitative study, conducted on private, military, and medical sciences hospitals of Kerman Province. The sampling method was total count and data collection for the research was done by questionnaire. The first section of the questionnaire included demographic information of the studied hospitals and second part examined the
hospital capacity in response to disasters in 4 fields of equipment, physical space, human resources, and applied programs. The extracted data were analyzed by descriptive statistics.
Results: The mean capability of implementing the surge capacity programs by hospitals of Kerman Province in disasters and in 4 fields of equipment, physical space, human resources, and applied programs was evaluated as 7.33% (weak). The surge capacity capability of state hospitals in disasters was computed as 8% and compared to private hospitals (6.07%) had a
more suitable condition.
Conclusion: Based on the results of study and significance of preparedness of hospitals in response to disasters, it is proposed that managers of studied hospitals take measures to promote the hospital response capacity to disasters based on 4 components of increasing hospital capacity.

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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/08/24 | Accepted: 2015/12/2 | Published: 2016/01/1

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