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