Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
Print version ISSN 1413-8123
ZAMONER, Maristela. Model for evaluating plans for health service waste management (MPHSW) for use by local health and environmental protection authorities. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2008, vol.13, n.6, pp. 1945-1952. ISSN 1413-8123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232008000600030.
The inadequate management of the waste the health services are producing day by day and the considerable increase in quantity of this waste are increasingly posing hazards to the health of the population. Thus, the managers in charge of establishments that originate this waste should adopt a Management Plan for Health Service Waste - MPHSW. The main responsibility of guiding and monitoring the construction and implementation of the waste management plan falls on the local health and environmental protection authorities. This paper presents a model for a questionnaire to be used by the local authorities for analyzing the MPHSW of the health services in their respective jurisdictions. The result of this analysis (including graphs and tables with the percentages of questions fitting into each criterion set in advance) will be returned to the health institution with precise instructions for improving the quality of the plan. The necessary software is easily available and allows adapting the questionnaire to the conditions and needs of each municipality. The model provides parameters enabling the involved authorities to direct their capacity-building actions, allows quick evaluation of the MPHSWs and is easily updated.
Keywords : MPHSW; Health department; Environmental protection department; Analysis; Survey.