Factors Influencing Hospital Emergency Evacuation during Fire A Systematic Literature Review
Sahebi, A., Jahangiri, K., Alibabaei, A., et al. (2021). Factors Influencing Hospital Emergency Evacuation during Fire: A Systematic Literature Review. International Journal of Preventive Medicine. 12:147.
The authors conducted a systematic literature review to review factors leading to hospital (U.S. and abroad) evacuation during a fire. The authors identified themes that affected evacuation including incident/fire characteristics, response measures, patient and staff characteristics, level of hospital preparedness, and building characteristic. They found that hospital preparedness was one of the main factors related to reducing evacuation time.