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BET 1: The clinical impact of policies aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of emergency departments
  1. Trishan Bali1,
  2. William Flesher2
  1. 1 Emergency Department, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK
  2. 2 Critical Care Department, Royal Preston Hospital, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK


A short-cut systematic review was carried out to establish if strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the ED could succeed while maintaining comparable care standards. Of 2914 papers found in the searches, 40 were selected for full-text review and none were eligible for inclusion. The main reason for exclusion was article type. Given the wide-ranging proposals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in healthcare, there is a dramatic paucity of evidence on the pragmatic effects on patient care.

  • emergency care systems

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