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Sustainable Healthcare: A path to sustainability

Smith, Mary Ellen Frances LU (2012) In IIIEE Master thesis IMEN56 20121
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Abstract
Sustainable healthcare is becoming an increasingly prominent issue as the aspects and impacts
of healthcare activities are acknowledged and discovered. However, ‘sustainable healthcare’ is
a debatable concept, without consensus and used in a variety of ways by many organizations.
This research project lays a foundation for working consistently with the concept. Traditional
and modern performance measurements are combined to form the basis of a framework that
supports criteria for levels in reaching sustainable healthcare. The concept of stakeholder
theory and engagement further supports the formation of the framework with levels of
stakeholder involvement and thus quality of action. Literature reviews and leaders from the
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Sustainable healthcare is becoming an increasingly prominent issue as the aspects and impacts
of healthcare activities are acknowledged and discovered. However, ‘sustainable healthcare’ is
a debatable concept, without consensus and used in a variety of ways by many organizations.
This research project lays a foundation for working consistently with the concept. Traditional
and modern performance measurements are combined to form the basis of a framework that
supports criteria for levels in reaching sustainable healthcare. The concept of stakeholder
theory and engagement further supports the formation of the framework with levels of
stakeholder involvement and thus quality of action. Literature reviews and leaders from the
sustainable healthcare field provided information that contributed to the organization of
sustainability levels and hierarchy of criteria. Analysis and careful consideration of information
provided by these sources aided in the creation of a guideline for a path to ‘sustainable
healthcare’ and clarifies how healthcare facilities might operationalise the ‘sustainable
healthcare’ concept. (Less)
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author
Smith, Mary Ellen Frances LU
supervisor
organization
course
IMEN56 20121
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
hospitals, Sustainable healthcare, performance measurements
publication/series
IIIEE Master thesis
report number
2012:14
ISSN
1401-9191
language
English
id
3126175
date added to LUP
2012-10-04 14:43:45
date last changed
2012-10-04 14:43:45
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  abstract     = {Sustainable healthcare is becoming an increasingly prominent issue as the aspects and impacts
of healthcare activities are acknowledged and discovered. However, ‘sustainable healthcare’ is
a debatable concept, without consensus and used in a variety of ways by many organizations.
This research project lays a foundation for working consistently with the concept. Traditional
and modern performance measurements are combined to form the basis of a framework that
supports criteria for levels in reaching sustainable healthcare. The concept of stakeholder
theory and engagement further supports the formation of the framework with levels of
stakeholder involvement and thus quality of action. Literature reviews and leaders from the
sustainable healthcare field provided information that contributed to the organization of
sustainability levels and hierarchy of criteria. Analysis and careful consideration of information
provided by these sources aided in the creation of a guideline for a path to ‘sustainable
healthcare’ and clarifies how healthcare facilities might operationalise the ‘sustainable
healthcare’ concept.},
  author       = {Smith, Mary Ellen Frances},
  issn         = {1401-9191},
  keyword      = {hospitals,Sustainable healthcare,performance measurements},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {IIIEE Master thesis},
  title        = {Sustainable Healthcare: A path to sustainability},
  year         = {2012},
}