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A Study on Environmental Information Disclosure of Hospitals

의료기관의 환경정보공개 현황에 관한 고찰

  • Kang, Jung-Kyu (Dept. of Healthcare Management, Cheongju University)
  • 강정규 (청주대학교 의료경영학과)
  • Received : 2013.10.24
  • Accepted : 2013.12.20
  • Published : 2013.12.28

Abstract

Main purpose of this study is to suggest improvement of environmental information disclosure system and to find out counterplan for hospitals based on literal review and 41 hospitals/clinic's environmental information data(2011) released by the Korean ENV-INFO SYSTEM. The research methodology used to analyze 18 items divided between 7 for compulsory and 11 for voluntary was primarily quantitative. Research subjects was comprised of 33 general hospitals, 6 hospitals and 1 clinic. Environmental information disclosure system needs to be improved as follows: (1) enlargement of citizen participation, (2) upgrade of 'Company Overview', (3) clear definition of items, (4) unifying measure unit, (5) close verification, (6) creating standards for additional informations. The following activities are critical for hospitals: (1) reliability enhancement of hospital's data, (2) reorganization strategy & green management system, (3) water/energy reduction data accumulation, (4) greenhouse gas emission reduction planning, (5) introduction of green purchase guidelines, (6) digital publication of environmental(sustainable) report.

Keywords

Environmentally-Friendly Hospital Management;Hospital;Environmental Information Disclosure;Environmental Report;Social/Ethical/Environmental Responsibility

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 청주대학교

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