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South-East Asia Series : Year 1994-99, South-East Asia Region ; Environmental Health, Issue 493: Survey of Hospital Wastes Management in South-East Asia Region

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Title: South-East Asia Series : Year 1994-99, South-East Asia Region ; Environmental Health, Issue 493: Survey of Hospital Wastes Management in South-East Asia Region  
Author: World Health Organization
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Language: English
Subject: Health., Public health, Wellness programs
Collections: Medical Library Collection, World Health Collection
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Organization, W. H. (n.d.). South-East Asia Series : Year 1994-99, South-East Asia Region ; Environmental Health, Issue 493. Retrieved from http://hawaiilibrary.net/


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Medical Reference Publication

Excerpt
Data (111 the public health impact of medical wastes are difficult to obtain for obvious reasons. Despite the concern ofhospital managers and the improvcmcnts in housckccping and hospital hygiene made in the past, iiiedical wastes represent a serious public health hazard. The health risks are not limited to patients and medical personnel, but extend beyond the boundaries of medical establishments to personnel in organi;.atio~ls involved in the provision of support s~wicctso hospital and tnedical establishmctlts as well as the general public cxposcd to improperly llandlcd medical wastcs.

Table of Contents
CONTENTS Page 1. INTRODUCI'ION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2. CAIEGORIES AND HAZARDS OF HOSPITAL WASTE MANAGEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3. SURVEY OF kIOSPITAL, WASTES MANAGEMEN'I' iN SOUTH-EAST ASIA REGION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 3.1 Methodology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 3.2 Responses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 4. CONC?I.lJSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 4.1 Conclusions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 4.2 Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 5. ROLF OF WHO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Annexes I . Questionnaire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 2. Summary of Survey Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

 

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