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Australian pharmaceutical waste disposal practices and corresponding interview data

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This dataset contains results of bin audits at a metropolitan tertiary hospital pharmacy in Brisbane, Australia, and comprises two subsets of data:

1. Interview data – interview questions attached (pharmacists and pharmacy technicians interviewed)

2. Bin Audit data for three waste streams - general waste, clinical waste, and confidential waste - streams for audits conducted on 11/5/2016, 27/5/2016, and 10/6/2016 – audit report included

This study was undertaken as part of Dr Judith Singleton's PhD. 

Geographical area of data collection



Singleton, Judith A (2018) Factors affecting hospital pharmacists' and pharmacy technicians' engagement with pro-environmental behaviours in the workplace. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology. https://eprints.qut.edu.au/120723/
Singleton, Judith & Nissen, Lisa (2015) Waste not want not: applying an old adage to the modern issue of pharmaceutical waste [Letter to the Editor]. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 23(4), pp. 305-306. https://eprints.qut.edu.au/90085/
Singleton, Judith, Nissen, Lisa, Barter, Nick, & McIntosh, Malcom (2014) The global public health issue of pharmaceutical waste: what role for pharmacists? Journal of Global Responsibility, 5(1), pp. 126-137. https://eprints.qut.edu.au/70581/
Singleton, Judith, Lau, Esther, & Nissen, Lisa (2021) Do Legislated Carbon Reduction Targets Influence Pro-Environmental Behaviours in Public Hospital Pharmacy Departments? Using Mixed Methods to Compare Australia and the UK. PLoS One. (In Press) https://eprints.qut.edu.au/212188/
Singleton, Judith, Lau, Esther, & Nissen, Lisa (2018) Waiter, there is a drug in my soup - using Leximancer® to explore antecedents to pro-environmental behaviours in the hospital pharmacy workplace. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 26(4), pp. 341-350. https://eprints.qut.edu.au/110962/

Research areas

Pharmacy technicians
Pharmaceutical waste disposal
Hospital pharmacists
Hospital bin audits
Pro-environmental behaviours

Cite this collection

Singleton, Judith; (2021): Australian pharmaceutical waste disposal practices and corresponding interview data . Queensland University of Technology. (Dataset) https://doi.org/10.25912/RDF_1638836008641

Partner institution

Queensland Health https://www.health.qld.gov.au/

Data file types

Interview Data: Compiled interview data for each participant for both questions prior to coding and Leximancer analysis - PDF; Coding manual for manual coding process (.pdf); Codes with allocated quotes for both interview questions in Excel spreadsheet; and Coding trees for both questions (.jpeg files). Bin Audit Data: Audit report for 3 bin audits (.pdf). Technical Attributes: Technical Information on Leximancer text analytics software used to analyse the qualitative data (.pdf).


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© Judith Singleton, 2016.

Dates of data collection

From 2015-09-17 to 2016-10-23


Has chief investigator
Judith Singleton  (Researcher)



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Published - Open Access