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|Title:||Auditing operating room recycling: A management case report|
|ANZCA/FPM Author:||McGain, F|
Medical Waste Disposal/methods
Medical Waste Disposal/statistics & numerical data
Operating Rooms/organization & administration*
Recycling/statistics & numerical data*
|Abstract:||Much waste arises from operating rooms (ORs). We estimated the practical and financial feasibility of an OR recycling program, weighing all waste from 6 ORs in Melbourne, Australia. Over 1 week, 237 operations produced 1265 kg in total: general waste 570 kg (45%), infectious waste 410 kg (32%), and recyclables 285 kg (23%). The achieved recycling had no infectious contamination. The achieved recycling/potential recycling rate was 285 kg/517 kg (55%). The average waste disposal costs were similar for general waste and recycling. OR recycling rates of 20%-25% total waste were achievable without compromising infection control or financial constraints.|
|Journal Title:||A & A Practice|
|Affiliates:||Departments of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Western Health|
|Study/Trial:||Case Control Studies|
|Appears in Collections:||Scholarly and Clinical|
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