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Evidence-based green practices and sustainability strategies to reduce waste in the OR are summarized.
Climate change’s role in expanding existing racial and economic disparities in health care are described as is the surgeon’s role in leading sustainability efforts in the operating room.
Strategies for managing the COVID-19 pandemic response, such as increasing energy and resource efficiency, could inform the surgeon’s role in climate change mitigation.
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This month’s cover story describes the effects of climate change on human health and identifies how surgeons can take action to reduce health care’s environmental footprint.
Effective green OR strategies reduce operating cost, eliminate waste, and improve environmental sustainability. This article highlights practical solutions for promoting the kind of culture change necessary to achieve long-lasting green OR initiatives.