Disposable single-use receptacles in a tertiary hospital: A large survey of staff after a hospital-wide implementation

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Abstract

In March 2014, our 1,100-bed tertiary hospital fully converted from a traditional system of reusable receptacles to a single-use disposable pulp receptacle system. Almost 12 months later, in February 2015, we undertook a large survey questionnaire to investigate user acceptance, perceptions, and any areas for improvement. The disposable pulp receptacle system was seen to be more convenient, more hygienic, and less of a risk in spreading infectious diseases. Occasional human error in its use was featured in the rare negative feedback.

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