Why hospital waste management is important to the environment: A systematic literature review

Suriati, Deraman and Lee, Khai Loon and Puteri Fadzline, Muhamad Tamyez (2021) Why hospital waste management is important to the environment: A systematic literature review. International Journal of Industrial Management (IJIM), 11 (1). pp. 287-295. ISSN 2289-9286 (Print); 0127-564x (Online). (Published)

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Today, the healthcare industry has grown in importance as the number of hospitals has increased in response to the increased number of patients. This signifies that the world will be facing a more critical environment as a result of waste generation by hospitals. However, there are still insufficient studies that systematically review the existing literature on hospital waste management. Thus, this systematic literature review focuses on hospital waste management and its environmental impact. The results from Google Scholar and Science Direct show 80articles starting from 2015 to 2020. Only 12 articles fulfil the criteria for further analysis. Most studies indicated the presence of hospital waste procedures such as waste segregation, a lack of awareness among clinical staff, poor facilities and government enforcement. The study contributes to the body of knowledge and the industry. This study explains the importance and environmental impact of hospital waste management.A recommendation for futureresearch is provided.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hospital waste , Healthcare waste, Clinical waste , Biomedical waste, Environment impact
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Industrial Management
Depositing User: Ts. Dr. Lee Khai Loon
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2021 07:07
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2022 09:07
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/32550
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