Quantitative assessment of medical waste generation in the capital city of Bangladesh

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/95319
Title:
Quantitative assessment of medical waste generation in the capital city of Bangladesh
Authors:
Patwary, M. A. (Masum); O'Hare, W. T. (Liam); Street, G. (Graham); Elahi, K. M. (Maudood); Hossain, S. S. (Syed); Sarker, M. H. (Mosharraf)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside. School of Science and Technology.
Citation:
Patwary, M. A. et al. (2009) 'Quantitative assessment of medical waste generation in the capital city of Bangladesh', Waste Management, 29 (8), pp.2392-2397.
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Waste Management
Issue Date:
Aug-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/95319
DOI:
10.1016/j.wasman.2009.03.021
Abstract:
There is a concern that mismanagement of medical waste in developing countries may be a significant risk factor for disease transmission. Quantitative estimation of medical waste generation is needed to estimate the potential risk and as a basis for any waste management plan. Dhaka City, the capital of Bangladesh, is an example of a major city in a developing country where there has been no rigorous estimation of medical waste generation based upon a thorough scientific study. These estimates were obtained by stringent weighing of waste in a carefully chosen, representative, sample of HCEs, including non-residential diagnostic centres. This study used a statistically designed sampling of waste generation in a broad range of Health Care Establishments (HCEs) to indicate that the amount of waste produced in Dhaka can be estimated to be 37 ± 5 ton per day. The proportion of this waste that would be classified as hazardous waste by World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines was found to be approximately 21%. The amount of waste, and the proportion of hazardous waste, was found to vary significantly with the size and type of HCE.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
medical waste; disease; estimation; Dhaka; Bangladesh; waste management
ISSN:
0956-053X
Rights:
Author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 31/03/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Scopus, 31/03/2010]

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dc.contributor.authorPatwary, M. A. (Masum)en
dc.contributor.authorO'Hare, W. T. (Liam)en
dc.contributor.authorStreet, G. (Graham)en
dc.contributor.authorElahi, K. M. (Maudood)en
dc.contributor.authorHossain, S. S. (Syed)en
dc.contributor.authorSarker, M. H. (Mosharraf)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-31T09:38:08Z-
dc.date.available2010-03-31T09:38:08Z-
dc.date.issued2009-08-
dc.identifier.citationWaste Management; 29 (8): 2392-2397en
dc.identifier.issn0956-053X-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.wasman.2009.03.021-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/95319-
dc.description.abstractThere is a concern that mismanagement of medical waste in developing countries may be a significant risk factor for disease transmission. Quantitative estimation of medical waste generation is needed to estimate the potential risk and as a basis for any waste management plan. Dhaka City, the capital of Bangladesh, is an example of a major city in a developing country where there has been no rigorous estimation of medical waste generation based upon a thorough scientific study. These estimates were obtained by stringent weighing of waste in a carefully chosen, representative, sample of HCEs, including non-residential diagnostic centres. This study used a statistically designed sampling of waste generation in a broad range of Health Care Establishments (HCEs) to indicate that the amount of waste produced in Dhaka can be estimated to be 37 ± 5 ton per day. The proportion of this waste that would be classified as hazardous waste by World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines was found to be approximately 21%. The amount of waste, and the proportion of hazardous waste, was found to vary significantly with the size and type of HCE.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.rightsAuthor can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 31/03/2010]en
dc.subjectmedical wasteen
dc.subjectdiseaseen
dc.subjectestimationen
dc.subjectDhakaen
dc.subjectBangladeshen
dc.subjectwaste managementen
dc.titleQuantitative assessment of medical waste generation in the capital city of Bangladeshen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside. School of Science and Technology.en
dc.identifier.journalWaste Managementen
ref.citationcount0 [Scopus, 31/03/2010]en
or.citation.harvardPatwary, M. A. et al. (2009) 'Quantitative assessment of medical waste generation in the capital city of Bangladesh', Waste Management, 29 (8), pp.2392-2397.-
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