We present a literature-based review on global health disparities and a health economics perspective on utilizing low cost interventions to improve these disparities. We then introduce the need for a non-for profit organization that specializes in excess medical waste as a low cost intervention to empower targeted communities and improve global health disparities while decreasing the burden of medical waste. Medical waste is defined and a literature-based review is presented on the current body of knowledge concerning medical waste such as how much exists and why it exists. We then present a research study survey that will be executed to characterize excess medical waste in Hillsborough County.
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Kania, Ryan M. and Markel, Jordan B., "An Approach to Mitigating Excess Medical Waste" (2010). Outstanding Honors Theses. 41.