Promoting change to contain our health costs

Dr Eugenie Kayak

Anaesthetist, Victorian Representative, Doctors for the Environment Australia

Yet the billions of dollars directed to healthcare (Australia presently spends over $130 billion annually) is but a band-aid measure unless current rates of non-communicable diseases and environmental degradation are addressed comprehensively. 

Sufficient prioritisation and resources are needed to keep patients well and away from hospitals — which tend to be associated with high levels of energy

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