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Evaluating Hospital safety index in Susa public hospital: An action research study

Ahmad Reza Raeisi, Amin Torabipour, Leyla Karimi

Ahmad Reza Raeisi
Department of Health Services Management, School of Management and Medical Information Sciences, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

Amin Torabipour
Department of Health Services Management, School of Health, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran

Leyla Karimi
Department of Health Services Management, School of Management and Medical Information Sciences, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran. Email: leyla.karimi158@chmail.ir
Online First: August 05, 2018 | Cite this Article
Raeisi, A., Torabipour, A., Karimi, L. 2018. Evaluating Hospital safety index in Susa public hospital: An action research study. Bali Medical Journal 7(2): 457-461. DOI:10.15562/bmj.v7i2.845


Introduction: The role of the hospital in maintenance and promotion of public health is more important in times of crisis because the hospitals also act as public shelters and a ray of hope for the affected population in the crisis. Therefore, preparation and continuous improvement of the hospital's safety against probable disasters is one of managerial key tasks. The aim of this research was to evaluate hospital safety index in Susa public hospital before and after interventions. Method: This is an action research study which was conducted from July 2015 to July 2016 in Susa public hospital, Khuzestan, Iran. The study was performed using Hospital Safety Index (HSI) checklist of the Iranian National Institute of Health Research (INIHR). The checklist has three main modules and 145 measures. The hospital was categorized based on A, B, and C level of safety. Result: The results showed that hospital safety index in the first year was at level C which after planned managerial interventions was promoted to the level B in the second year. Despite the partial improvement in the overall hospital safety index level in the second year, the safety level of three main modules including functional, structural, and non-structural safety was still at level C in both years. Despite the improvement of the overall hospital safety score in the second year, the safety score in three main modules remained at a level C. Conclusion: Therefore, the hospital's managers should address the hospital safety weaknesses using safety improvement techniques and quality improvement tools.

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