Comparison of environmental health indices of private clinics in Chramahal and Bakhtiari province, Iran

Fadaei, A. (2014) Comparison of environmental health indices of private clinics in Chramahal and Bakhtiari province, Iran. Advances in Environmental Biology, 8 (7). pp. 2335-2338.


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A clinic is a site in which patients have high potential risks. Therefore, inspecting the environmental health conditions of clinics is very important for community health and preventing infection. This research was carried to investigate the environmental indices of clinics in Chramahal and Bakhtiari province. A cross sectional study was done in 2013 in 342 clinics using a checklist comprising the following items: Ventilation, heating and light, solid waste management, disinfection equipment, physical space, welfare facilities, environmental sanitation, water and wastewater management, and safety and protection. The checklist consisted of 42 items. Data were analyzed using SPSS software version 13. The results showed that the highest mean (0.97±0.86) was observed for physical space and the least mean (0.45±0.12) was observed for disinfection equipment. Results also indicated that that 96.5 of the clinics had ventilation, heating and light, 29.2 had solid waste management, 33.6 had disinfection equipment, 91.2 had physical space, 86.3 had welfare facilities, 26.3 had environmental sanitation, 50.3 had water and wastewater management, and 31.9 had safety and protection schemes. It can be concluded from the results of the present study that the best small province regarding the environmental health criteria in clinics was Boroujen and the worst was Cohrang. The findings could serve as a reference for the design and management of privacy clinic. © 2014 AENSI Publisher All rights reserved.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Clinic. Environmental health indices. private
Subjects: WA Public Health
Divisions: Faculty of Health > Department of Environmental Health
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Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2017 08:06
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2017 08:06

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