Document Type : Original Article


1 Assistant Professor Department of Nursing, Nursing and Midwifery School, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzevar, Iran

2 MSC Student, Department of Nursing, Nursing and Midwifery School, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzevar, Iran

3 PhD Student in Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

4 . Assistant Professor ,Department of emergencies Medicine, School of Paramedical, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzevar, Iran



Introduction: During disasters, hospitals play a key role in providing quality and appropriate medical services to increase resilience. This study was carried out to determine the response rate of the emergency department of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences hospitals to the Corona pandemic in 2021.

Method: This cross-sectional descriptive research was conducted in educational-therapeutic hospitals of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. 230 senior and middle managers, emergency department nurses and emergency medicine specialists participated in this study. Hospitals were placed in two categories: special centers for COVID-19 (3 hospitals) and other educational and medical centers (general and specialized centers) (8 hospitals). The information was collected by the hospital readiness assessment checklist (2020) for the management of infectious disease epidemic crisis based on the guidelines of the World Health Organization for the response of hospitals to COVID-19. After collecting the data, it was entered into SPSS 22 and analyzed.

Results: This study's results showed that hospitals' readiness is at a good level (87%). The studied hospitals performed very well in support and management of financial resources, communication management, human resources management, diagnosis, and management of patients. Still, in item of rapid identification and control and prevention of infection, they performed very poorly. The centers of COVID-19 scored higher than other educational-treatment centers, continuation of services and increased capacity, rapid identification, diagnosis, prevention and control of infection, which was statistically significant (P