Use of Life Cycle Assessment in healthcare: A preliminary Cesarean section case study

Cassandra L. Thiel, Nicole Campion, Melissa Bilec, Amy Landis, Noedahn Copley-Woods

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Abstract

ONE of the principle rules of medical ethics is the oath, First, do no harm. Nearly everyone in the developed world is impacted by healthcare. In 2008, US hospitals employed over 5.3 million people and spent nearly $320 billion on goods and services from other businesses [1]. In 2009, healthcare represented about 17% of the total US GDP. The healthcare sector consumes 73 trillion kWh of electricity annually, and its hospital facilities are the second most energy intensive facility type in the US [2]. The health industry also generates large quantities of waste.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, ISSST 2011
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, ISSST 2011 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: May 16 2011May 18 2011

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Other2011 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, ISSST 2011
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period5/16/115/18/11

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Life cycle
Industry
Electricity
Health
Healthcare
Life cycle assessment
Cesarean section
Medical ethics
Energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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Thiel, C. L., Campion, N., Bilec, M., Landis, A., & Copley-Woods, N. (2011). Use of Life Cycle Assessment in healthcare: A preliminary Cesarean section case study. In Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, ISSST 2011 [5936847] https://doi.org/10.1109/ISSST.2011.5936847

Use of Life Cycle Assessment in healthcare : A preliminary Cesarean section case study. / Thiel, Cassandra L.; Campion, Nicole; Bilec, Melissa; Landis, Amy; Copley-Woods, Noedahn.

Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, ISSST 2011. 2011. 5936847.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Thiel, CL, Campion, N, Bilec, M, Landis, A & Copley-Woods, N 2011, Use of Life Cycle Assessment in healthcare: A preliminary Cesarean section case study. in Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, ISSST 2011., 5936847, 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, ISSST 2011, Chicago, IL, United States, 5/16/11. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISSST.2011.5936847
Thiel CL, Campion N, Bilec M, Landis A, Copley-Woods N. Use of Life Cycle Assessment in healthcare: A preliminary Cesarean section case study. In Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, ISSST 2011. 2011. 5936847 https://doi.org/10.1109/ISSST.2011.5936847
Thiel, Cassandra L. ; Campion, Nicole ; Bilec, Melissa ; Landis, Amy ; Copley-Woods, Noedahn. / Use of Life Cycle Assessment in healthcare : A preliminary Cesarean section case study. Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, ISSST 2011. 2011.
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