Hospital Waste Management Practices: Explanation from Medical Personnel

Suriati, Deraman and Lee, Khai Loon and Puteri Fadzline, Muhamad Tamyez (2021) Hospital Waste Management Practices: Explanation from Medical Personnel. International Journal of Industrial Management (IJIM), 11 (1). pp. 257-261. ISSN 2289-9286 (Print); 0127-564x (Online). (Published)

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Today, the healthcare industry has become more important with the increasing number of hospitals due to the rise of patients. This signifies the world is facing more critical issues towards hospital waste due to its impact on the environment. The increase of waste generation from the hospital is not only to the environment but to an organisation such as cost of disposal. Current research fails to provide a manager behaviour view on the solution to reduce waste from their organization. Thus, this study explores the current hospital waste practices at the hospital, to examine depth understanding of recycling factor behaviour among medical personnel and the impacts from recycling hospital waste. This study used the semi-structured interview with hospital managers to address The result shows, respondents are willing to recycle hospital waste with factors such as government support, top management involvement through providing training, awareness, knowledge, facilities and incentives. This study will contribute to both bodies of knowledge and practice among hospital managers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hospital waste, Healthcare waste, Clinical waste, Biomedical waste, Financial impact, Environment impact
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Industrial Management
Depositing User: Dr. Puteri Fadzline Muhamad Tamyez
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2021 04:11
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2021 07:24
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