Australian healthcare services and the climate change debate – Health Policy Research Institute Policy Brief – July 2012

Posted on July 31, 2012. Filed under: Environmental Health | Tags: |

Australian healthcare services and the climate change debate – Health Policy Research Institute Policy Brief – July 2012

CONTENTS:
1. Policy issue
2. Background and context
a. Carbon pricing and the carbon debate in Australia
b. Impact of carbon pricing on hospitals and healthcare providers
c. Health impacts of climate change
3. Policy options, directions or initiatives
a. Reducing the health sector’s carbon footprint
b. Health sector preparedness for climate change
4. Conclusions
Appendix 1: Energy costs as a proportion of total recurrent costs in a small sample of metropolitan hospitals

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