Greening health care : how hospitals can heal the planet /

"The relationship between hospitals and the environment is defined by a glaring contradiction: as health care facilities deliver care at any cost, their environmental footprint -- pollution, waste production, unsustainable food services -- contributes to harming community health. Greening Healt...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Gerwig, Kathy (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2015]
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Launching a green revolution in health care
  • The health implications of climate change
  • The business case for total health
  • Food for health
  • Managing and minimizing hospital waste
  • Green chemicals and the detoxing of health care
  • Environmentally preferable purchasing: what we buy matters
  • Greening the built health care environment
  • Measuring and reporting: sustainability gets sophisticated
  • Community benefit and the determinants of health.