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Drivers and barriers for healthcare waste minimization in Kaliningrad

Samerkhanova, Amal (2006)
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Abstract
The purpose of this thesis is to explore the possibilities of minimising waste generation in the healthcare institutions in Kaliningrad, Russia. In order to meet this purpose the following research question is investigated: what kind of drivers are enforcing and which barriers are hindering waste minimization in the healthcare sector in Kaliningrad?

The research carried out among public and private medical institutions revealed that drivers and barriers in Kaliningrad healthcare establishments could be categorised a legal, financial, social, environmental and institutional.

The most significant drivers for waste minimization were named legal and financial; the most frequently discussed barriers were financial ones. Behavioural and... (More)
The purpose of this thesis is to explore the possibilities of minimising waste generation in the healthcare institutions in Kaliningrad, Russia. In order to meet this purpose the following research question is investigated: what kind of drivers are enforcing and which barriers are hindering waste minimization in the healthcare sector in Kaliningrad?

The research carried out among public and private medical institutions revealed that drivers and barriers in Kaliningrad healthcare establishments could be categorised a legal, financial, social, environmental and institutional.

The most significant drivers for waste minimization were named legal and financial; the most frequently discussed barriers were financial ones. Behavioural and perceptual prerequisites were determinants for most of the financial barriers. The drivers and barriers varied for private and public institutions.

The recommendation for policy-makers and stakeholders are aimed at the development of four main areas: legal framework adapted for healthcare sector; internal and external economic incentives; waste minimization planning and persuasive methods for changing behaviour and building waste minimization tradition. (Less)
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author
Samerkhanova, Amal
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
healthcare sector, waste minimization, drivers and barriers, Environmental studies, Miljöstudier
language
English
id
1329170
date added to LUP
2006-09-21
date last changed
2007-02-01
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this thesis is to explore the possibilities of minimising waste generation in the healthcare institutions in Kaliningrad, Russia. In order to meet this purpose the following research question is investigated: what kind of drivers are enforcing and which barriers are hindering waste minimization in the healthcare sector in Kaliningrad?

The research carried out among public and private medical institutions revealed that drivers and barriers in Kaliningrad healthcare establishments could be categorised a legal, financial, social, environmental and institutional.

The most significant drivers for waste minimization were named legal and financial; the most frequently discussed barriers were financial ones. Behavioural and perceptual prerequisites were determinants for most of the financial barriers. The drivers and barriers varied for private and public institutions.

The recommendation for policy-makers and stakeholders are aimed at the development of four main areas: legal framework adapted for healthcare sector; internal and external economic incentives; waste minimization planning and persuasive methods for changing behaviour and building waste minimization tradition.},
  author       = {Samerkhanova, Amal},
  keyword      = {healthcare sector,waste minimization,drivers and barriers,Environmental studies,Miljöstudier},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Drivers and barriers for healthcare waste minimization in Kaliningrad},
  year         = {2006},
}