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A sustainable future in health: ensuring as health professionals our own house is in order and leading by example

Forbes McGain, Eugenie Kayak and Hayden Burch
Med J Aust 2020; 213 (8): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50787
Published online: 19 October 2020

To the Editor: Congratulations to the Medical Journal of Australia for emphasising the role of health professionals in needing to lead by example towards a sustainable future. Talley's editorial1 encourages health care professionals to reduce health care's own carbon footprint and pollution, noting that, “With a concerted effort, the Australian health system could achieve zero net emissions and relatively soon, and we applaud all the ongoing state initiatives”.

  • Forbes McGain1,2
  • Eugenie Kayak3
  • Hayden Burch2

  • 1 Western Health, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2 University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC
  • 3 Doctors for the Environment, Adelaide, SA


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