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Sustainable Solutions for Medical Devices and Services

Abstract In the burgeoning field of sustainability, there is a pressing need for healthcare to understand the increased environmental and economic impact of healthcare products and services. The overall aim of this dissertation is to assess the sustainability of commonly used medical products, devices, and services as well as to identify strategies for making easy, low cost changes that result in environmental and economic savings for healthcare systems. Life cycle environmental assessments (LCAs) and life cycle costing assessments (LCCAs) will be used to quantitatively evaluate life-cycle scenarios for commonly utilized products, devices, and services. This dissertation will focus on several strategic and high impact areas that have potential for s... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Unger, Scott (Author) / Landis, Amy E (Advisor) / Bilec, Melissa (Committee member) / Parrish, Kristen (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Environmental engineering / Sustainability / Civil engineering / Healthcare / Medical / Products / Services / Sustainability
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 143 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Civil and Environmental Engineering 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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