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DOI: 10.18502/jder.v3i1.2566

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Department of Emergency, School of Medicine, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
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Introduction: According to the importance of preparation of health care facilities against incidents and disasters, the aim of this study is to determine the level of preparation of Yazd Shahid Sadoughi Hospital for responding to incidents and disaster after the Development of a hospital disaster-response plan.
Methods: This cross-sectional, descriptive study has investigated the level of vulnerability of the hospital against incidents and disaster and has identified the hazards threatening the Yazd Shahid Sadoughi Hospital in 2016. The used tool was the Farsi Hospital Safety Index (FHSI) questionnaire in three scopes of functional, structural and non-structural and the results were analyzed using the Excel software.
Result: The results showed that the frequency of natural disasters in hospital was about 64.76%, functional safety level of about 56.39%, non-structural safety level was about 53.33, structural elements safety level was about 73.33, the score of weighted safety was about 63.94%, and the score of safety without weighing was about 56.41%.
Conclusion: According to the results, it could be concluded that the amount of preparation of the hospital is in acceptable level and by developing a disaster response plan, the level of preparation of Yazd Shahid Sadoughi Hospital to confront the incidents and disaster could be improved, especially in structural and functional vulnerability sections.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2019/03/25 | Accepted: 2020/01/15 | Published: 2020/03/29

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