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Health sector causes 10% of greenhouse gas emissions, report finds

September 19, 2022


Federal health agencies are beginning to focus on the effects of climate change on patients and hospitals and the role that healthcare facilities play in emitting greenhouse gases.

The CMS prioritized healthcare equity and climate change last month in its final inpatient rule, including a consensus statement signed by more than 200 medical journals calling climate change the “greatest threat to global health of the coming century.”

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