The carbon footprint of depot prescribing

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Admin * • 5 August 2014

This poster demonstrates the economic cost and carbon footprint associated with current patterns of prescribing long term Flupentixol Decanoate depot injections. Results suggest that over £500,000 could be saved across England by improving prescribing behavior which equates to over £500 per patient per year and as much as 190 tonnes of CO2e could be saved. Most of this carbon is attributable to the carbon footprint of the appointment; 109 tonnes CO2e (including energy use and materials used) and the over-prescribing of medication, 65 tonnes CO2e

Resource author(s)
Maughan, Lillywhite & Cooke
Resource publishing organisation(s) or journal
The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare

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