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The Key Organizational Factors in Healthcare Waste Management Practices of Libyan Public Hospitals

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Department of Banking and Risk Management, School of Economics, Finance and Banking, Universiti Utara Malaysia UUM, Sintok 06010, Kedah, Malaysia
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Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Economic and Accounting-Murzq, Sebha University, Sebha 00218, Libya
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School of Economics, Finance and Banking, Universiti Utara Malaysia UUM, Sintok 06010, Kedah, Malaysia
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Business School, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh EH21 6UU, UK
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Faculty of Pharmacy, Sebha University, Sebha 00218, Libya
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School of International Studies, Universiti Utara Malaysia UUM, Sintok 06010, Kedah, Malaysia
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Academic Editors: E. Richard Zada and Andrea Gatto
Sustainability 2021, 13(22), 12785; https://doi.org/10.3390/su132212785
Received: 14 October 2021 / Revised: 9 November 2021 / Accepted: 10 November 2021 / Published: 19 November 2021
This study aims to investigate factors contributing to healthcare waste management practices among Libyan public hospitals. The organizational culture and structure are proposed to have their effect upon hospital organizational units in charge of healthcare waste production by a theoretical review to develop two main hypotheses. Hence, this study used the stratified random sampling technique to select respondents such as top management officials, heads of departments, and administrators who work in all the hospitals located in the south of Libya, from whom data was collected. The data for the study was gathered via a survey questionnaire from Libyan public hospitals in the country’s southern region. A total of 210 questionnaires were distributed and 171 usable responses were received, yielding a 70% response rate. Though the findings of the study show some inconsistency, the two dimensions of the culture examined in this study are found to have a positive relationship and significant influence on the management practices of health waste. Besides, it shows the positive relationship between organizational structure and healthcare waste management practices (HWMP). However, the findings of this study suggested that nurses and cleaners’ practices should critically consider structure dimensions such as formalization as well as moderating variables such as hospital location and type of services supplied on the interactions to improve the management of healthcare waste in Libya’s public hospitals. View Full-Text
Keywords: organizational factors; healthcare waste management practices; public hospitals; Libya organizational factors; healthcare waste management practices; public hospitals; Libya
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Abdelsalam, M.K.; Egdair, I.M.M.; Begum, H.; Md. Jadi, D.; Al Issa, H.-E.; Abrika, O.S.S.; Alam, A.S.A.F. The Key Organizational Factors in Healthcare Waste Management Practices of Libyan Public Hospitals. Sustainability 2021, 13, 12785. https://doi.org/10.3390/su132212785

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Abdelsalam MK, Egdair IMM, Begum H, Md. Jadi D, Al Issa H-E, Abrika OSS, Alam ASAF. The Key Organizational Factors in Healthcare Waste Management Practices of Libyan Public Hospitals. Sustainability. 2021; 13(22):12785. https://doi.org/10.3390/su132212785

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Abdelsalam, Mohammed K., Ibrahim M.M. Egdair, Halima Begum, Diara Md. Jadi, Hussein-Elhakim Al Issa, Omar S.S. Abrika, and A. S.A.F. Alam. 2021. "The Key Organizational Factors in Healthcare Waste Management Practices of Libyan Public Hospitals" Sustainability 13, no. 22: 12785. https://doi.org/10.3390/su132212785

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