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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 440-441
Cost for infectious and dangerous waste management in hospital


1 Nangrong Hospital, Thailand
2 Buriram Hospital, Buriram, Thailand
3 Surin Rajabhat University, Surin, Thailand

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Apaijitt P, Kanchan V, Wiwanitkit V. Cost for infectious and dangerous waste management in hospital. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2016;9:440-1

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Apaijitt P, Kanchan V, Wiwanitkit V. Cost for infectious and dangerous waste management in hospital. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2016 [cited 2017 Mar 26];9:440-1. Available from: http://www.atmph.org/text.asp?2016/9/6/440/193977
Dear Sir,

Hospital is a place where infectious and dangerous wastes are usually generated. Each year, heap of infectious waste come from hospital and it has to be well managed.[1] The cost for management of infectious waste from hospital is an interesting issue but little mentioned. It is mentioned that cost of waste management is an important part of the overall cost for medical care.[2] Indeed, it is a medical cost to be concern in public health. Here, the authors studied on the cost for infectious and dangerous waste management in a provincial hospital in a tropical country, Thailand. Based on a 1-year day (2015), the costs for infectious and dangerous waste management are equaled to 62.4 and 1.1 US dollars/bed/year. Of interest, this is an interesting data that is rarely published in the literature.

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Schaefer ME. Hazardous waste management. Dent Clin North Am 1991;35:383-90.  Back to cited text no. 1
    
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Piccoli GB, Nazha M, Ferraresi M, Vigotti FN, Pereno A, Barbero S. Eco-dialysis: The financial and ecological costs of dialysis waste products: Is a 'cradle-to-cradle' model feasible for planet-friendly haemodialysis waste management? Nephrol Dial Transplant 2015;30:1018-27.  Back to cited text no. 2
    

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Patthamaporn Apaijitt
Nangrong Hospital, Buriram
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.193977

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