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Metrics of Green Health

  • By: Oladele Ogunseitan
  • In: Green Health: An A-to-Z Guide
  • Edited by: Oladele Ogunseitan
  • Subject:Environmental Technology, Policy & Management, Geography of Health

Green health is the goal of individual and societal investment in environmentally and socially sustainable products and processes that influence human health. The achievement of green health may be represented by both procedural standards and perceived destinations in various aspects of human endeavors. In situations where variation is expected in the level of performance or compensation, there is a tendency to count discrete incidences or to develop measures for comparative assessments and for fine-tuning selectivity and decision making. The need to maintain such measurements across temporal, geographic, and political boundaries has engendered the quest for standardization, or the invention of indicators and milestones toward green health.

International organizations are best positioned to develop standardized metrics in healthcare systems, in part because of the high level of ...

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