Field of research Health
Which processes in a hospital are particularly environmentally relevant and how can their cost-efficiency and environmental compatibility be improved? How can hospitals provide their services at low cost and with little environmental impact?
The LCA research group of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) is analysing hospital processes from an environmental perspective, while the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics (IML) is responsible for process optimisation. Together with partner hospitals, tangible improvement measures are being developed and tested. Based on data collected in the project, the Institute for Economic Studies Basel (IWSB) are analysing the efficiency of hospitals from a cost and environmental perspective.