After the launch of Green Choosing Wisely (CW) Italy at the June 2022 conference at the IRCCS Mario Negri in Milan in collaboration with ISDE – Doctors for the Environment, ISDE presented 5 recommendations for a Green General Practitioner, developed by the ISDE Young Working Group.
In this list the invitation addressed to General Practitioners is to reduce the ecological footprint of healthcare services:
– reducing unnecessary tests and medications, in the logic of Choosing Wisely
– limiting practices that cause damage to the environment (spray inhalers for asthma and COPD and printed medical prescriptions)
– but also by reducing the demand for healthcare services through the dissemination of correct lifestyle habits and enhancement of health.