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Health promoting hospitals: A case study in Iran
Maryam Azarnoosh , Mohammad Amiri , Leila Riahi , Ahmad Khosravi , Shima Naderi
Islamic Azad University, Semnan Branch, Semnan, Iran , shima.naderi68@gmail.com
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Introduction: Hospitals are the best ground for providing health promotion and prevention services besides health care services. This study aimed to determine the impact of establishing standards of health promoting hospitals on hospitals' indicators in one of the public hospitals of Iran.

Materials and methods: This research was a case-control study that included Fatemieh (case group) and Khatam-Al-Anbia (control group) hospitals. The standards of health promoting hospitals were established as independent variables in the case hospital. The collected data were related to the indicators of neonatal mortality, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), patient satisfaction and patient education in both hospitals in the second half of 1391(2012-2013) and the first half of 1392(2013). Then, SPSS version 16 was used to analyze the data through Chi-Square and t tests and the results were displayed as comparing tables.

Results: With regard to establishing standards of health promoting hospitals in the case hospital the total score of these standards was 72.26±4.1. The results indicated that establishing health promoting standards did not affect the neonatal mortality rate while it significantly affected success of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, patient satisfaction and the mean scores of patient education (P=0.001).

Conclusion: Preliminary results after establishing standards of health promoting hospitals represented positive effects in the case hospital and these standards led to improvement of some indicators.

Keywords: Health promotion, Health promoting hospital, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Patient satisfaction
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Public health
Received: 2015/07/5 | Accepted: 2015/10/22 | Published: 2016/02/25

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