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J Mil Med 2013, 14(4): 299-306 Back to browse issues page
Evaluation of Standards in Intensive Care Units in Isfahan Hospitals, Iran
Ali Ayoubian, Elham Moazam *, Mitra Navid, Mohammadjavad Hoseinpourfard, Morteza Izadi
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Aims: Intensive Care Units, which enjoy having the latest equipment and experienced medical staff, admit patients in critical conditions to be taken care of. Modern equipment with the latest medical care techniques have made this unit a specialized one for taking care of the admitted patients. The present study was an attempt to evaluate the observation of standards in ICUs and the extent to which such standards correspond with the standards defined for these units in the Iranian Hospital Evaluation National Plan. Methods: It was a descriptive study carried out in 2010 in Isfahan Province, Iran. The apparatus used was the Iranian National Hospital Evaluation Checklist for intensive care units. Checklists have been completed after inspecting, scrutinizing the documents, and interviewing the medical staff in ICUs. Results: The highest observation of the ICU standards has been in the military hospital by 84.2%. Educational hospitals, half-private hospitals, private hospitals, and network hospitals had observed the standards by 83.6%, 83.3%, 78.6% and 77.13% respectively. Conclusion: The result of this study showed that the military hospital had a higher level of standards in ICU. This may be due to military discipline and environment or other reasons. Further studies are needed to find the influencing factors.
Keywords: Evaluation; Standards; Intensive Care Unit; Iranian National Hospital Evaluation Checklist
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Type of Study: Orginal Research | Subject: military medcine
Received: 2012/11/21 | Accepted: 2013/08/1 | Published: 2013/08/4


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Ayoubian A, Moazam E, Navid M, Hoseinpourfard M, Izadi M. Evaluation of Standards in Intensive Care Units in Isfahan Hospitals, Iran. J Mil Med. 2013; 14 (4) :299-306
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