A total quality management approach to healthcare waste management in Namazi Hospital, Iran.

@article{Askarian2010ATQ,
  title={A total quality management approach to healthcare waste management in Namazi Hospital, Iran.},
  author={Mehrdad Askarian and Peigham Heidarpoor and Ojan Assadian},
  journal={Waste management},
  year={2010},
  volume={30 11},
  pages={2321-6}
}
BACKGROUND Healthcare waste comprises all wastes generated at healthcare facilities, medical research centers and laboratories. Although 75-90% of these wastes are classified as household waste posing no potential risk, 10-25% are deemed to be hazardous, representing a potential threat to healthcare workers, patients, the environment and even the general population, if not disposed of appropriately. If hazardous and non-hazardous waste is mixed and not segregated prior to disposal, costs will… CONTINUE READING

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