Abstract

Medical Waste is a problem that existed before the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The significant increase in Medical Waste during the COVID-19 outbreak causes these problems to become more urgent and complex because they relate to health, environmental, and economic problems in developing countries. Many interrelated factors influence the management of Medical Waste. A comprehensive analysis is needed to understand the complexity of the problem. This study aims to explore the right strategies and policies in dealing with the amount of Medical Waste during an outbreak such as COVID-19 and in ordinary (non-outbreak) conditions. The factors considered are demographic, operational of the waste generation, emergency, and cost and investment aspects. A Systems Dynamic approach is used in this study to structure the complexity of the problem comprehensively. This research consists of three stages; where the first stage was a preliminary study by conducting a field study, and the second stage was developing the model. The third stage was testing the model. A case study of Surabaya, Indonesia, is selected.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2021 IEOM China Conference in Harbin
EditorsAhad Ali, A. Leon Linton
PublisherIEOM Society
Pages379-390
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781792361265
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event1st Asia Pacific International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, IEOM 2021 - Harbin, China
Duration: 9 Jul 202111 Jul 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
ISSN (Electronic)2169-8767

Conference

Conference1st Asia Pacific International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, IEOM 2021
Country/TerritoryChina
CityHarbin
Period9/07/2111/07/21

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Medical Waste
  • Simulation
  • System Dynamics
  • Waste Generation

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