Hospital disaster preparedness in Switzerland.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_8A52039ECC19
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Hospital disaster preparedness in Switzerland.
Périodique
Swiss Medical Weekly
Auteur(s)
Dami F., Yersin B., Hirzel A.H., Hugli O.
ISSN
1424-3997 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0036-7672
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2014
Volume
144
Pages
w14032
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: epublish
Résumé
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Hospital preparedness is an essential component of any developed health care system. However, there is no national legislation in Switzerland. The objective of this inquiry was to establish the geographic distribution, availability and characteristics of hospital preparedness across Switzerland.
METHODS: A questionnaire regarding hospital preparedness in 2006 was addressed to all heads responsible for emergency departments (ED). The survey was initiated in 2007 and finalised in 2012.
RESULTS: Of the 138 ED, 122 (88%) returned the survey. Eighty nine EDs (82%) had a disaster plan.
CONCLUSIONS: Our study identified an insufficient rate of hospitals in which emergency physicians reported a disaster plan. The lack of national or cantonal legislation regulating disaster preparedness may be partially responsible for this.
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Oui
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13/11/2014 18:30
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