Evaluation of hospital preparedness for public health emergencies in Sichuan (China)

Tang, Rong (2015) Evaluation of hospital preparedness for public health emergencies in Sichuan (China). PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


The aim of this research was to develop a set of reliable, valid preparedness metrics, built around a comprehensive framework for assessing hospital preparedness. This research used a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods which included interview and a Delphi study as well as a survey of hospitals in the Sichuan Province of China.

The resultant framework is constructed around the stages of disaster management and includes nine key elements. Factor Analysis identified four contributing factors. The comparison of hospitals' preparedness using these four factors, revealed that tertiary-grade, teaching and general hospitals performed better than secondary-grade, non-teaching and non-general hospitals.

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ID Code: 90534
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Fitzgerald, Gerard & Hou, Xiang-Yu
Keywords: Rural hospitals, Public Health Emergency, Preparedness, Evaluation/Assessment, Capacity, Framework, Instruments/tool/indicators, Factor analysis
Divisions: 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: 11 Jan 2016 04:46
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2016 04:46

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