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Study on waste from hospital and clinics in Phitsanulok

Adsavakulchai, Ms Suwannee (2002) Study on waste from hospital and clinics in Phitsanulok. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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Abstract

Waste generation depends on numerous factors such as established waste management methods, type of hospital establishment, hospital specialization, proportion of reusable items employed in hospital, and proportion of patients treated on a day-care basis. This study surveyed the waste from hospital and clinics in Phitsanulok and found the average daily waste generated as general, medical and hazardous waste from all hospitals in Phitsanulok Province at 1.751, 0.284 and 0.013 kg/bed respectively and at 0.323, 0.041 and 0.002 kg/bed respectively from all clinics in Phitsanulok Province. Medical waste from all hospitals consisted of needles, gloves, drain tubes, cottons and gauze, napkins, plastic syringes, swap and body parts with total daily generation at 0.452, 0.480, 0.390, 0.404, 0.018, 0.355, 0.004 and 0.382 kg/bed respectively. Information about proper waste management process is needed to improve hospital waste management. Hospital waste management is an important and necessary component of environmental health protection.

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:Hospital waste, Phitsanulok, Waste generation
Subjects:JOURNALS > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
ID Code:3224
Deposited By:Kakkilaya Bevinje, Dr. Srinivas
Deposited On:17 Oct 2003
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:55

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