The Impact of Surgery on Global Climate: a Carbon Footprinting Study of Operating Theatres in Three Health Systems, December 2017

The Impact of Surgery on Global Climate: a Carbon Footprinting Study of Operating Theatres in Three Health Systems, December 2017

Climate change is a major global public health priority. The delivery of health care services generates considerable greenhouse gas emissions. Operating theatres are a resource-intensive subsector of health care, with high energy demands, consumable throughput, and waste volumes. The environmental impacts of these activities are generally accepted as necessary for the provision of quality care, but have not been examined in detail. This study estimates the carbon footprint of operating theatres in hospitals in three health systems.
 
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