Both patients and healthcare professionals have many opportunities to opt for more environmentally sustainable options with respect to the treatment of respiratory conditions.
Organizational Readiness for Sustainability
By completing a high-level readiness assessment of their healthcare setting, health systems can identify opportunities to increase the visibility and impact of sustainability efforts.
Surgery, Anesthesia and the Operating Room
Operating rooms (ORs) are key sites for patient care. However, these energy and waste intensive spaces and the anesthetic gases essential to providing comfortable and safe surgery also have a negative impact on the environment and, consequently, human health.
“Food is the single strongest lever to optimize human health and environmental sustainability on Earth.” —EAT-Lancet Commission, 2019
As a lower-carbon alternative to traditional care delivery, virtual care has a key role to play in mitigating the health sector’s significant contributions to climate change.
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