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J Shahrekord Univ Med Sci 2013, 14(6): 60-71 Back to browse issues page
The study of applicable ways for hospital waste disposal using SWOT method
Bahman Banaiy-Ghahfarokhi , Mehraban Sadeghi * , SRashed Jazayeri , Nagar Sakinia
1Environmental Health Engineering Dept., Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, I.R. Iran , E-mail: Sadeghi1ir@yahoo.com
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Background and aims: Hospital wastes contain a vast spectrum of pathogen microorganisms. This is why the hospital wastes are set among the hazardous wastes. The aim of this study was to assess the applicable ways for hospital wastes disposal using SWOT (strong, wrong, opportunity threats) method in Shahrekord hospitals. Methods: This semi-experimental interval study was done through questionnaire and cuncrruent sampling in 2011. It was done in two stages, before and after the interference of SWOT. SPSS16 software program, paired t-test and K2 tests were used to analyze data. Results: Capital average of hospital wastes was 2.36 and 2.15 Kg/day-bed with 161 and 135.6 Kg/m3 density, respectively. Difference between the average weight of medicine waste constituents was significant (P=0.001) based on paired t-test for before and after the SWOT strategy. Hazardous part of the wastes was 4% by the weight. The results showed that the management process of hospital wastes have developed from middle rank (with 69.2 score) to good rank (with 76 score) after the SWOT strategy. Conclusion: A comprehensive practical program and a vast executive plan based on SWOT should be initiated to improve the present status of hospital wastes management in shahrekord. Personnel education and establishing a solid wastes management team is very important. The results of this research can be used as a base to establish a management and monitoring program for hospital wastes in Iran.
Keywords: Hospital wastes, SWOT, Safe disposal, Shahrekord Hospitals
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: internal medicie
Received: 2013/01/10 | Accepted: 2013/03/31 | Published: 2013/03/31
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Banaiy-Ghahfarokhi B, Sadeghi M, Jazayeri S, Sakinia N. The study of applicable ways for hospital waste disposal using SWOT method. J Shahrekord Univ Med Sci. 2013; 14 (6) :60-71
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