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by Dr Jamie
Richardson, Dr Hugh Grant-Peterkin
and Dr Daniel
Published: March 2019
healthcare moves beyond a concept of cost-effectiveness to consider
the social and environmental costs of healthcare. These costs are
large and can be addressed by being brought into discussions around
service design and quality improvement.
The issues are of increasing importance not
only as a result of climate change, but also because
rising demand and capacity issues in mental health services require
a different, less intensive approach to managing mental
Using two complementary frameworks, the Triple
Bottom Line and the Four Principles of Sustainable Healthcare, this
module sets out to explain how key sustainability issues relate to
mental healthcare, and crucially how psychiatrists can evaluate the
sustainability of their clinical practice.
Finally, this module explores some changes
that psychiatrists can make to improve the sustainability of their
services for the benefit of patients and staff, today and in the
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