Building an evaluation instrument for China's hospital emergency preparedness: A systematic review of preparedness instruments

Tang, Rong, FitzGerald, Gerard, Hou, Xiang-Yu, & Wu, Yang-Ping (2014) Building an evaluation instrument for China's hospital emergency preparedness: A systematic review of preparedness instruments. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 8(1), pp. 101-109.

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Objectives: The aim of this report is to identify from the literature common themes relating to the concept of hospital preparedness for emergencies to develop an agreed framework for evaluation.

Method: A systematic literature search identified appropriate articles for critical appraisal. A meta-ethnography approach was used to synthesize the findings, using both reciprocal translation and line-of-argument synthesis.

Results: From an initial 2162 articles, we identified 13 articles that specifically addressed the aims of this review and formed the basis of the intended analysis.

Conclusion: Hospital emergency preparedness is essential for effective disaster relief. Developing a systematic and structured methodology is necessary to assess hospital preparedness. (Disaster Med Public Health Preparedness: 2014:0:1-9)

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ID Code: 88596
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: hospital; public health emergency; preparedness capacity; evaluation
DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2014.10
ISSN: 1935-7893
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health, Inc.
Deposited On: 06 Nov 2015 00:23
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2015 00:23

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