medical waste(redirected from Clinical waste)
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medical wasteAny waste—regardless of whether it is potentially infectious—generated as a result of patient diagnosis and treatment. Medical waste is produced in healthcare settings (e.g., patient outpatient testing, invasive testing, surgical procedures) and may be regarded by regulatory agencies as having the potential for carrying viable human pathogens. It is generated by 180,000 physicans offices, 98,000 dentists, 38,000 veterinarians, and 30,000 other facilities including clinics, long-term care facilities, laboratories and blood banks.
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medical wastePublic health Any waste–regardless of whether it is potentially infectious–generated as a result of Pt diagnosis and treatment. See Hospital waste, Infectious waste, Medical Waste Tracking Act of 1988.
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