Evaluation of Green Hospital Dimensions in Teaching and Private Hospitals Covered by Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Farbod Ebadi Azar1, Fereshteh Farzianpour2*, Abbas Rahimi Foroushani3, Mahnaz Badpa4, Mohammad Azmal5
1Department of Health Management and Economics, School of Management, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2Department of Health Management and Economics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
3Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
4Health Services Management, Department of Health Management and Economics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
5Health Services Management, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran.
DOI: 10.4236/jssm.2015.82029   PDF    HTML   XML   4,059 Downloads   5,997 Views   Citations


“Green Hospital” has been emerged as an approach to address environmental challenges and meet the needs of society. The aim of this study was to evaluate the components of the Green Hospital in Teaching and Private Hospitals covered by Tehran University of Medical Sciences. The present study is a descriptive-analytical which examines the elements of the green hospital at 19 teaching and private hospitals covered by Tehran University of Medical Sciences in 2013. The checklist was developed by the Centre for Environmental Sciences Augsburg Germany which translated by Iranian Green’s Management Association. The checklist consisted of eight Green Hospital dimensions which were used for data collection. Descriptive statistics measures including frequency tables mean and range and analytical statistics such as independent t-tests and analysis of variance (ANOVA) were used for data analysis. The studied hospitals have earned 59.5 percent of total points. In this regard, the dimensions of “environmental leadership and management” have rated the highest and water management is in the lowest rating. Although private hospitals had earned higher scores in all aspects of green hospitals apart from management and leadership and chemicals compared with teaching hospitals, but there wasn’t any significant difference between these dimensions and types of hospitals statistically. Given that the hospitals studied do not meet green hospital standards properly, it seems necessary to prepare a comprehensive action plan to improve their weaknesses and meet these standards. Trying to perform a green hospital accreditation and receive certification of international authoritative institutions or developing a national standards is also recommended.

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Azar, F. , Farzianpour, F. , Foroushani, A. , Badpa, M. and Azmal, M. (2015) Evaluation of Green Hospital Dimensions in Teaching and Private Hospitals Covered by Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Journal of Service Science and Management, 8, 259-266. doi: 10.4236/jssm.2015.82029.

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