Providing healthcare services and maintaining a healthy population often come at the expense of the environment. The healthcare system produces a significant amount of hazardous waste, and the infrastructure and equipment required to run hospitals and labs comes at an environmental cost -- in addition to an often significant monetary expense.
How can we set things up in the Untraceable City so that the population can enjoy a good level of health care, while reducing the environmental impact? Some issues to consider:
- Where exactly does the environmental impact currently come from when looking at the healthcare system?
- If we don't try to optimize for the "maximum health outcome for the lowest monetary expense", but instead look at "the best possible balance between a healthy population and a healthy environment", how would this change things?
- Looking at traditional cities, can we achieve at least the same level of expected quality-adjusted life years for the population even if the healthcare services are reduced, but by crafting healthier surroundings (looking at air pollution, a focus on wellbeing, proximity to nature, exercise levels, etc)?
- What would be the minimum infrastructure, material, and environmental requirements for a healthcare system to operate at a baseline level? How could we define such a baseline level?
Ideas and resources
We are looking for ideas and resources in the field of Health that may enable a city to adhere to the Triple 95 rule. Please help out!
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