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Table 1 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) spent on health care correlates with carbon dioxide emissions resulting from health care activity

From: Sustainable healthcare – Time for ‘Green Podiatry’

  % GDP on health care Health care footprint (tCO2e/capita) Health care % of national footprint
USA 16.5 1.72 7.6
UK 9.7 0.66 5.4
Australia 9.1 1.29 5.1
India 3.6 0.03 1.5