We increasingly rely on single-use disposable medical devices, under misguided notions that they are proven safer and cheaper than reusable devices. This has resulted in increased health care expenditures, waste, pollution, and associated health damages. This also leaves health systems vulnerable to supply chain disruption and demand fluctuations. Should we move back to reusable devices?
Dr. Wilkinson discusses some key challenges facing physicians managing chronic respiratory disease in 2023 and how we can reduce the environmental impact of inhaled treatments whilst simultaneously improving the quality of care delivered.
Extreme heat and air pollution are each individually responsible for a range of poor health outcomes. Learn more about the potential health effects of heat and air pollution, who is at risk, and some things you can do to lower your risk.