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Alavi N, Mohammadi M, Vosoughi Niri M, Salimi J, Ahmadi Angaly K, Ghaffari Zadeh F, et al . Survey of Quantity and Quality of Medical Waste during 2009-2011 in Razi Hospital of Torbat-e-Hydareih, Iran. Journal of Torbat Heydariyeh University of Medical Sciences. 2014; 1 (4) :32-40
URL: http://jms.thums.ac.ir/article-1-59-en.html
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Background and Aim:  Medical waste is one of the most important environmental issues which have the dangerous factors. Planning of medical waste management is necessary to prevent waste from adverse effects on human and environmental health. The objectives of this study were to determine the quantity of different types of medical waste and waste management in Razi hospital of Torbat-e-Heydarieh.


Material and Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study had both quantitative and quantitative analysis of infectious and non-infectious waste in Razi Hospital of Torbat-e-Heydariehover three years from 2010 to 2012. Data were collected daily. The data were analyzed using Exceland SPSS software.


Results: According to this study, the amount of medical waste generated had a normal distribution in all sectors. Results show that average waste production in Razi Hospital was 2.72± 0.35kg/active / bed and average infectious waste was 1.07± 0.17kg/active / bed and general waste was 1.6± 0.17kg/active / bed. Also 39.27 ± 2.99 infectious waste was generated which is the greatest amount in the maternity part of the hospital 15.04 ± 2.6Kg and women sector was 15.34 ± 2.7Kg. Maximum general and safe amount of waste 18.75 ± 2.2Kg is produced in the innerpart.


Conclusions: Increased rates of infectious waste showed that despite the plentiful efforts for managing of medical waste, there are still problems with the proper management system especially with regard to the separation of waste.


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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/05/23 | Accepted: 2014/08/4 | Published: 2014/09/29

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