Assessment of Structural and Non-structural Safety in Farabi Hospital (Iran); 2014-2016

Document Type: Research Paper

Authors

1 Farabi Hospital, Tehran, Iran.

2 Health Research Center, Baqiyatallah University, Tehran, Iran.

3 Faculty of Management and Accounting, South Tehran Branch , Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

4 Eye Research Center Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Abstract

Background and Objectives:
The necessity of assessing safety in hospitals lies with the fact that although accidents are rare, they impose considerable financial loads on hospital. Along with examining the risks, the managers of hospitals need to improve their capabilities and standards and reduce the hazards caused by accidents. The present study is aimed at assessing functional, structural, and non-structural safety in Farabi Eye Hospital between 2014 and 2016.
Methods: The study was carried out as an applied work using qualitative methods. Study population was comprised of different wards of the hospital and the data was collected by observing the wards in hospital field. The data was collected using Hospital Disaster Risk Assessment (WHO). This checklist studies 145 hospital safety indices in three scopes of performance, structural and nonstructural safety. Excel was used to analyze the collected data.
Findings: As the findings indicated Functional safety level (91.83%), Non-structural safety level (31.03%), Structural safety level (58.69%)and totally47.59% safety condition had followed a steady increasing trend over the three years period.
Conclusions: under study; still improvements are needed in each field. In addition, safety level must be examined frequently on yearly basis to achieve the world standards.

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