🏥 Developed countries’ healthcare systems and medical sectors play a vital role in reducing carbon emissions internationally. Although there is a higher environmental efficiency compared to developing countries, it is accompanied by high healthcare expenditures and reported wasteful practices. In these countries, interventions should focus on reducing waste (particularly reducing the use of unnecessary plastics, single-use items, drugs, journeys, and interventions more generally). Reducing pollution is equally essential, especially greenhouse gas emissions, including anaesthetic gases and asthma inhaler propellants, and air pollution, especially from health-care-related transport. Read more about this study from The Lancet in our Members Area.

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