U.S. Health Care Sector Combatting One Crisis, but Contributing to Another: Climate Change – The Baltimore Sun

Read article - A commentary co-authored by Sathvik Namburar, MED ’22, explains that, “The American health care sector is responsible for approximately 8-10% of the country’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; if our health care sector were its own country, it would be the 13th largest source of GHG emissions worldwide.” The co-authors add that, “A primary, and understudied, inefficiency within the health care sector is the physical waste produced in hospitals and health centers.” (Similar coverage in Becker’s Hospital Review).