Developing an evaluation framework for hospital disaster resilience : tertiary hospitals of Shandong Province, China

Zhong, Shuang (2014) Developing an evaluation framework for hospital disaster resilience : tertiary hospitals of Shandong Province, China. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis provided a definition and conceptual framework for hospital disaster resilience; it used a mixed-method, including an empirical study in tertiary hospitals of Shandong Province in China, to devise an assessment instrument for measuring hospital resilience. The instrument is the first of its type and will allow hospitals to measure their resilience levels.

The concept of disaster resilience has gained prominence in the light of the increased impact of various disasters. The notion of resilience encompasses the qualities that enable the organisation or community to resist, respond to, and recover from the impact of disasters. Hospital resilience is essential as it provides 'lifeline' services which minimize disaster impact. This thesis has provided a framework and instrument to evaluate the level of hospital resilience. Such an instrument could be used to better understand hospital resilience, and also as a decision-support tool for its promoting strategies and policies.

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ID Code: 76090
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)
Supervisor: FitzGerald, Gerard, Clark, Michele, Hou, Xiang-Yu, & Zang, Amy
Keywords: China, Disaster Management, Evaluation, Hospital, Measurement, Resilience, CEDM
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Emergency & Disaster Management
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 09 Oct 2014 01:42
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2015 05:37

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