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The management of hospital medical waste. How to increase efficiency through a medical waste audit



The management of hospital medical waste. How to increase efficiency through a medical waste audit



Hospital Topics 70(2): 11-20



Medical waste is a nightmare for hospital administrators, cutting across department boundaries and incorporating legal, financial, and community concerns. In this two-part article the author provides a stepwise approach to effective waste management. The first part gives background information on waste generation, storage, and disposal and delineates the framework of a medical waste audit. This audit is put to the test in the second part, where data from a pilot trial at an actual hospital are presented and discussed.

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DOI: 10.1080/00185868.1992.10543687


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