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Table 1 Dimensions and criteria of the health-care waste management – rapid assessment tool (HCWM-RAT) Brazilian version

From: Cross-cultural adaptation of an environmental health measurement instrument: Brazilian version of the health-care waste management • rapid assessment tool

Dimension Criteria
Spatial and characterization of HCF 1 Geographic and demographic situations
2 Health-carefacilities (HCF)
Capacity building, safety and health 3 Staff/Health professionals
Handling steps 4 Generation
5 Segregation
6 Internal container storage
7 Internal storage area
8 Internal collection and transportation
9 Transportation to external locations
10 Treatment
11 Final disposal
Public policy and budgets 12 Regulations and guidelines
13 Policies and budgets
Sanitation and waste water 14 Sanitation and waste water
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