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Study of Hospital Waste Management in Hospitals of Kerman University of Medical Sciences during the Years 2012- 2013
manoochehr khazaee, reza dehnavi, somaye noorihekmat, Aria khazaee, zanyar soltani, samane komsari, vida kardanmoghadam
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  Study of Hospital Waste Management in Hospitals of Kerman University of Medical Sciences during the Years 2012- 2013

  Khazaee Manoochehr 1, Dehnavieh Reza 2, Nuri Hekmat Somayyeh3, Khazaee Aria 4,

  Soltani Zanyar 5, Kamsari Samaneh6, Kardanmoghaddam Vida 7* 

  Received: 27. 04. 2015                          Revised: 16. 06. 2015                         Accepted: 06. 07. 2015

  1. Msc, Health Services Management Research Center, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.

  2. Associate Professor, Department of Health Services, Research Center for Modeling in Health, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.

  3. Assistant Professor, Department of Health Services, Research Center for Modeling in Health, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.

  4. BSc, Department of Environmental Engineering , School of Natural Resources and the Environmental Studies, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran.

  5. BSc Student, Students Scientific Research Center School of Medical Information Science & Management, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran .

  6. BSc, Health Services Management Research Center, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.

  7. MSc, Health Services Management Research Center, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.

  * Correspondence: Tehran, Keshavarz Blvd, at the corner of the streets of Ghods, Tehran University of medical science

  Tel: 021-81633605, 09354804513 Email: v-kardanmoghadam@farabi.tums.ac.ir  

 

  Abstract:

 Introduction: Hospital wastes have high sensitivity due to their hazardous, toxic, and pathogenic agent's contents therefore, proper management of them plays an important role in the control of environmental pollution and occurrence of hospital infections. In this study, medical waste management in all affiliated hospitals of Kerman University of Medical Sciences was investigated with the purpose of providing proper information for comprehensive and proper planning and enhancing quality of health services in future.

  Method: This research was a cross-sectional descriptive study the data of which were collected about production, segregation, storage, collection, treating, transportation, and disposal by completing the questionnaire, raw tables, interviews, observation, and visiting in 2012-2013.

  Results: The total numbers of beds in the studied hospitals are 1512, 1269 of which are active beds. The bed occupancy percentage of the studied hospitals was measured 83.92 %. Also, the average rate of total generated waste was calculated 6.06 kg/bed/day. The mean rate of infectious, medicinal and chemical waste, general waste, and sharp waste were calculated 2.65, 3.35, and 0.08 kg/bed/day, respectively. Our results showed that about 43% of the generated waste was infectious, medicinal, and chemical.

  Conclusion: Finally, medical waste management in affiliated hospitals of Kerman University of Medical Sciences was in good condition, but it needs more attention in some cases.

 

  Key­words: Hospitalwaste, Medical waste management, Infectious waste, Treatment.

 

  Ÿ Citation: Khazaee M, Dehnavieh R, Nuri Hekmat S, Khazaee A, Soltani Z, Kamsari S, et al. Study of Hospital Waste Management in Hospitals of Kerman University of Medical Sciences during the Years 2012- 2013 . Journal of Health Based Research 2015 1(1): 37-46.

 

 

 

Keywords: Hospitalwaste, Medical waste management, Infectious waste, Treatment
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khazaee M, dehnavi R, noorihekmat S, khazaee A, soltani Z, komsari S et al . Study of Hospital Waste Management in Hospitals of Kerman University of Medical Sciences during the Years 2012- 2013. hbrj. 2015; 1 (1) :37-46
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