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Delivering greener surgery; small changes matter

November 19, 2023

Introduction Countries worldwide have committed to reducing carbon emissions to mitigate the detrimental effect of climate change on the environment. The UK has committed to net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Significant changes are required across all industries, including healthcare, to achieve this target within the deadline.1 Currently, healthcare systems are estimated to account for…

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The journey to greener vascular surgery

July 17, 2023

The consequences of climate change pose a significant threat to health and healthcare systems globally. The increase in air pollution, temperatures and natural disasters along with the shift in patterns of infectious disease are leading to an increased disease burden.1,2 Unless urgent action is taken to mitigate climate change, the health consequences are projected to…

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