The Healthcare Industry and Medical Devices in Environmental Sustainability: Medical Device Industry is Going Green

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 7)

Abstract

In the whole world there are several developments in order to make a more sustainable and qualified environment to handle the increase costs of the healthcare services industry. The changes in health sector also affect the medical device sector directly as the medical device sector is the most important key of health sector and that is why the concepts element such as environment, sustainability and green are very important in medical sector. The main purpose of the research is to point out the applications of medical device firms concerning environment and sustainability. The research has been planned and carried out as a cross sectional field work in defined type. The medical device firms running in the city center of Ankara are involved in research population. The research is carried out on 60 medical device firms which accept the research within a months of time. Compared with other sectors, it has been concluded that producing sustainable products in medical sector will be more effective, energy applications will be reducing the treatment costs in healthcare, some medical firms in Turkey are ready for energy efficiency applications and energy efficiency applications will reduce 50% energy costs and will protect 50% the environment according to the medical firm’s opinions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Meriç Yavuz Çolak
    • 1
  • Levent Çolak
    • 2
  • Elif Gürel
    • 3
  1. 1.Healthcare Management DepartmentBaskent UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Mechanical Engineering DepartmentBaskent UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  3. 3.Biomedical Engineering DepartmentBaskent UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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