PhD Completion Seminar: Scott McAlister
Department of Critical Care
The environmental and economic impacts associated with healthcare delivery in Australia
At COP26, thirty-six countries committed to develop low-carbon health systems, with a further fourteen countries setting a target of net-zero healthcare by 2050. There is currently little information available, however, on the carbon footprint of most healthcare activities, nor is there any recognised way for carbon emissions to be included in clinical decision-making processes such as health economic evaluations or comparative effectiveness research.
This timely research has investigated how to incorporate carbon emissions into health technology assessments; has undertaken carbon footprints of pathology testing and diagnostic imaging; and has examined the environmental and financial benefits of reducing overutilisation of testing.
Monday 6th December 2021
10.30 am to 11.30 am
Website: Parkville Precinct GR Seminar Series