|A woman is being examined by a doctor at the National Hospital for Tropical Disease in Hanoi.
The set of safety indicators provides information on prevention and control of the COVID-19 and other acute respiratory diseases at hospitals and guidance on how to deliver safe medical services and prevent cross-infections among patients and health care workers.
The 37 indicators, divided in eight chapters, have a total score of 150, which are used to classify hospitals based on levels of safety.
A hospital rated as “safe” must reach over 75% of the maximum score with no indicators scoring zero.
A “low safety” hospital must obtain 50% – 75% of the maximum score with no indicators scoring zero.
A hospital rated “unsafe” scores below 50% of the maximum score or has an indicator at zero.