Journal Article

[Assessment of medical waste management in a Palestinian hospital]

2006
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Abstract
We studied medical waste management in a Palestinian hospital in the West Bank and the role of municipality in this management. In general, "good management practices" were inadequate; there was insufficient separation between hazardous and non-hazardous wastes, an absence of necessary rules and regulations for the collection of wastes from the hospital wards and the on-site transport to a temporary storage location inside and outside the hospital and inadequate waste treatment and disposal of hospital wastes along with municipal garbage. Moreover, training of personnel was lacking and protective equipment and measures for staff were not available. No special landfills for hazardous wastes were found within the municipality.
Year
2006
Language
Arabic
Date Published
May-Jul
Volume
12
Pages
359-71
Accession Number
17037705
ISBN Number
1020-3397 (Print)1020-3397 (Linking)
Journal Name
East Mediterr Health J
Keywords
Benchmarking
Guidelines as Topic
Health Policy
Health Services Research
Hospitals
Municipal
Organization & administration
Humans
Inservice Training
Local Government
Medical Waste Disposal
Methods
Standards
statistics & numerical data
Middle East
Needs Assessment
Personnel
Hospital
Education
Program Evaluation