Last Updated : June 5, 2019
Environmental considerations are increasingly being recognized by decision-makers and policy-makers. Initiatives to “green” the delivery of health care and health technologies are becoming more common to ensure that the sector is sustainable for future generations and that the impacts to the environment and to health are minimal.
There are complexities surrounding the evaluation of a technology’s environmental footprint throughout its entire life cycle, and uncertainties about how best to weigh the need for an environmental evaluation against evaluating other patient-based, economic-based, or other health-based factors. In the context of competing priorities, there is a need to identify when the assessment of environmental factors becomes a key driver for health decision- and policy-makers. The objective of this project is to develop a list of criteria that will guide decisions of when to incorporate an environmental assessment into the decision-making process for a health technology.
Projects listed as “in progress” are at various stages and points of completion. These products have different processes and timelines; therefore, the timing of posting of the final reports varies and expected completion dates may change. Find out more about Projects in Progress.
The “Projects in Progress” page on the CADTH website is updated on a seven- to eight-day cycle. Please be advised that there may be overlap between when a new report is posted online and when the section is updated. View our current Projects in Progress.