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Jonidi Jafari A, Golbaz S, Sajjadi H. The study of environmental hygiene indexes status in Karaj :Hospitals:2011. jhosp. 2013; 11 (4) :9-18
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Background: The environmental hygiene standards are one of the factors that compliance with them can help hospitals achieve their goals. Therefore having enough information about the environmental hygiene status of the hospital is of great importance. This study evaluates the environmental hygiene indexes status in hospitals.
Materials and Methods: A cross sectional - descriptive study was conducted in 2011. Using the census method, all of Karaj's hospitals formed the statistical population of this study (n=8). Data was collected from the checklist of National Program of Public Hospitals Accreditation (the hygiene and cleanliness segment) which included 68 questions with the overall score of 800 and evaluated the hygienic status of the hospital from 6 different aspects.. These checklists were filled, making interviews and observation of the status of each hospital. Data were analyzed using Excel and SPSS software (version 16).
Results: The results showed that among the different aspects of hygienic and cleanness situation of hospitals, water and wastewater hygiene and professional hygiene of the hospital had respectively the largest and lowest difference percentage with their highest standard levels. Overall, the average score of compliance with hygienic standards was about 742 ±1.9 in the entire centers. This average score was respectively, 716.5± 18, 760± 11.5 and 768 in university-related hospitals, private hospitals and hospitals related with the social security organization.
Conclusion: To improve the environment hygiene status of the hospitals, more effort through developing practical strategies, making appropriate decisions and allocating enough resources are recommended.
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Received: 2011/12/28 | Accepted: 2012/04/18 | Published: 2013/10/7

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