Medismart Safety Cost Volume Impact


Authors:   De Sousa F, Martin D and Grimmond T

Publication:   Healthcare Infection 2014, Volume 19, Issue 3, September 2014 : Pages 76-80



What was the study? 

The 3 year study ‘The impact of a liner-less reusable medical waste container system on costs, waste volumes and infection risk in an Australian acute-care hospital’ examined the impact of transitioning from a 240 Litre bin to a Daniels M64 Medismart; a 64 Litre linerless reusable biomedical waste container system.


What were the results?

The Medismart Biomedical Waste Container System:

  • Was strongly preferred by staff
  • Decreased Biomedical waste disposal costs by 30.9%
  • Decreased Labour costs by 69.2%
  • Decreased Medical waste mass & volume by 53.2% and 65.2% respectively
  • Was more space efficient and logistically superior
  • Improved waste segregation
  • Reduced infection risk and staff sharps injury risk
  • Eliminated the issues previously noted with the 240 Litre bin system.

The study found that the use of a smaller 64 Litre linerless, reusable biomedical waste container system, through its design and operation, has the potential to reduce medical waste volumes, increase labour efficiencies, decrease costs and minimise infection potential and needlestick injury risk, all of which improve the quality of health care."



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