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Better quality of care equals better carbon footprint?

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  • Contributors SHW wrote this article.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned. Externally peer reviewed by Neil Anderson, Auckland, New Zealand.

  • Source: Sustainability Development Unit, NHS England and Public Health England—link online to spreadsheet used for carbon calculation and assumptions made for calculations (see online supplementary file).

  • Source for carbon calculation: Sustainability Development Unit, NHS England and Public Health England. The above assumes a 20-mile distance from the regional neuroscience centre to the local hospital, that is, 40-mile return journey; and average distance of 8 miles from patient home to local hospital, that is, 16-mile return journey.

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