Various communities continuously try to manage the unexpected events. In this context, hospitals by providing quick and timely health care services has transformed to the most pragmatic unit of health system. Planning and preparation of them should be a strategic policy of health system. This paper aimed to investigate the capabilities and limitations of crisis management in teaching hospitals of Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences. The present study is descriptive-analytical research. Research statistical population included all directors, senior managers, nurse managers, official and financial managers, and managers of crises committee of hospitals, totally 34 persons. Data gathering tool is a questionnaire in eight areas based on a Likert scale of five options in addition to demographic data. After determining the validity and reliability of questionnaire, data were compiled. Collected data entered to SPSS and analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics. Generally the research population readiness in dealing with crises as 50% is moderate. Preparedness rate in managerial policies (44.1%), structural and non-structural safety (41.2%) and registration, and information systems (47%) domains were in moderate level. In this regard HEICS (32.3%), maneuvers (55.9%) and use of relative technologies were in very low grade. Between preparedness rate with crises committee function, training and maneuvers holding there were meaningful relationship (P < 0.05). The appropriate management of crises will be feasible by written planning, coordinating the necessary internal and external corporations, strengthening the human resources by appropriate organizing and delivering of training and periodical maneuvers to them.
Key words: Capability, limitation, crises management, teaching hospitals.
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