• ISSN: 2155-7950
  • Journal of Business and Economics

Environmental Security of Healthcare Facilities

Michal Zelenák, Jan Kyselák

(Tomas Bata University, The Czech Republic)

Abstract: A healthcare facility is a complex environment in which different aspects, including patients, staff, equipment, services and information, come together. Maintaining a secure environment reflects the level of competent healthcare that must be met to ensure patient safety. There are many factors that influence the environment in healthcare facilities, i.e., on the one hand, internal effects such as waste management, noise and infection control and, on the other hand, external effects such as water sources, water treatment, cleaning and disposal of waste water. The article focuses on selected internal factors, namely: waste management, infection control, radiation safety, general security of a building, water quality, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.

Key words: security, safety, infection, waste, healthcare, environment

         JEL codes: Q

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