IDENTIFICATION AND PRIORITIZATION OF BARRIERS TO IMPLEMENT THE GREEN HOSPITAL STANDARDS AT IMAM HASSAN MOJTABA HOSPITAL IN DARAB
Objectives: One of the most important issues being discussed globally is the environmental protection. The study and review of the standard of the Green Hospital is of particular importance because hospitals are the second most polluting industry. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to identify and prioritize the barriers to implement Green Hospital standards at Imam Hassan Mojtaba Hospital in Darab.
Methods: The present study was descriptive-applied. The statistical population in this study was a number of knowledgeable personnel and managers regarding the standards of Green Hospital in Darab, and the number of samples was 8 people who were selected through purposeful sampling. The tools used to collect information in this research were interviews, questionnaires, tables, databases and computer networks. In addition, the multi-criteria decision-making model of TOPSIS was used in this research for component-based ranking related to the research. Data were gathered through questionnaires and interviews with personnel and managers. Then, Excel software was used to analyze the statistical data.
Results: The results showed that conceptual model included five groups of environmental factors, technological factors, awareness and knowledge factors, economic factors and human resource factors. Meanwhile, the barriers to knowledge with the value of CL=1 were identified as the most important ones for implementation of the Green Hospital standards in Imam Hassan Mojtaba Hospital in Darab. The technology barriers index with CL value of 0.690 was assigned in the second place, then the human barriers index with CL = 0.493, economic barriers with CL=0.39 and environmental barriers with CL=0.223 were the next priorities. Conclusion: According to the results of the present study, the barriers to knowledge and awareness were identified as the most important ones for the implementation of the Green Hospital standards in Imam Hassan Mojtaba Hospital of Darab. Another result of this study was the impact of lack of infrastructure for technology Information as one of the most important barriers to implement Green Hospital standards.
Peer Review History:
Received 16 February 2018; Revised 28 February; Accepted 4 March, Available online 15 March 2018
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