Save costs and impress your patients by “greening” the office. Your choices can have a significant impact on reducing emissions, as well as improving the health and environment of your community.
Reduce Your Medical Office Emissions
While most of the greenhouse gas emissions from the healthcare sector are attributed to hospitals and other large facilities, physician offices are also huge contributors. You can take action to reduce the environmental impact of your office. It will save you money and increase efficiency, while patients and communities appreciate the sustainability efforts. Explore resources to reduce costs, waste, and energy use in your office.
My Green Doctor: How Your Practice Can Make Sustainable Choices
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Create a Medical Waste Disposal Program in 5 Steps
Learn 5 steps to creating a medical waste disposal program that will save you money. Try the online savings calculator to see how much your practice can save!
Development of a Framework for Addressing Skin Biopsy Tray Waste in Dermatology Clinics A Quality Improvement Study
Minor in-office procedures, such as injections, chalazion removal, lid biopsies etc constitute a large portion of eye clinic volume and may be a source of significant and overlooked waste. This article highlights a quality improvement project undertaken by a residency program to quantify the waste generated by performing skin biopsies by auditing biopsy tray supplies. The authors found the mean number of wasted supplies (gauze, swabs, alcohol pads, etc) was high per procedure tray and decreased significantly with standardization of trays, clinical collaboration, and education on climate change and healthcare. Overall, there is room to decrease waste generated by office-based procedures done in outpatient clinic settings and such sustainability-focused models may be exported to the field of ophthalmology.