Document Type : Original Article


1 Health Management and Policy Research Center, Department of Health Care Management, School of Health, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran

2 Student of Health Care Management, School of Public Health, Shahid Sadougi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran



Background: A green hospital is a hospital that improves people's health by continuously reducing environmental consequences and eliminating its harmful effects. Therefore, in recent years, the concept of "green hospital" has been created due to sustainable development with the aim of controlling costs and protecting the environment.
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to determine and compare the level of compliance with the standards of green hospitals in teaching hospitals in Yazd.
Methods: This descriptive-applied study was conducted in 2022. A standard checklist was used to collect data. This checklist included 11 areas and 96 questions. For data analysis, frequency and percentage were used in SPSS26 software.
Results: The level of compliance with the standards of green hospital was 75.88%, the highest score was related to Shahid Dr. Rahnamon Hospital (80.55%) and the lowest score was related to Shohadai Mehrab Hospital (70.13%). The waste water management variable was obtained with 61.3% as a priority for improvement, and the highest score was obtained in the area of hazardous consumables (90.73%).
Conclusion: It seems that the teaching hospitals of Yazd had an average status in the field of environmental protection and controlling costs and pollution as well. Therefore, in order to comply with the standards of green hospital, a comprehensive planning is required regarding the 11 studied areas, so that in addition to focusing on their strengths and improving them, also covering the weaknesses and bringing them to an acceptable level is recommended.