Hospital Preparedness in Facing COVID-19 Pandemic: A Systematic Literature Review

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Abstract

During the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, the number of cases continues to increase and leads to a surge of patients who need treatment. However, many hospitals are not ready to deal with this type of emergency. This study aimed to review previous studies on Hospital preparedness in facing COVID-19 disaster. This is a Systematic Literature Review on articles collected from 4 databases, i.e., PubMed, Science Direct, Google Scholar, and Crossref by applying the inclusion criterion of articles published in English and Indonesian on qualitative and quantitative studies related to hospital preparedness. PRISMA Guideline was used for this review. Based on the application of the inclusion criterion, eight articles were considered to be appropriate for the review. Three of these articles presented good hospital preparedness, while the other five demonstrated the presence of gaps in terms of facilities, staff training, and coordination. The instruments used in the study presented in these articles were adapted from CDC and WHO and were modified to adjust them with the local condition. A comprehensive assessment on hospital preparedness is needed. Health care worker training is an important step in hospital preparedness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-317
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Design and Nature and Ecodynamics
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2022

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • disaster
  • Hospital preparedness assessment

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