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Originally published in Interiors & Sources

02/24/2010

New Report Outlines Critical Issues in Healthcare Environments

More than 100 critical issues were identified in this Center for Health Design study

 

The Center for Health Design (CHD) offers its Critical Issues in Healthcare Environments, which is available for free download online.

 

In Fall 2007, CHD’s Research Coalition embarked on a research initiative to identify and describe the critical issues in healthcare environments.

 

Essential information presented here can be applied to facility planning, programming efforts, and design visioning exercises.

 

The objective of the project was to identify and describe critical issues in three healthcare environments – hospital, ambulatory, and long-term care settings – specifically focusing on issues and problems that have a bearing on the physical environment.

 

The survey findings address four themes: critical issues, locations where problems occur, the relationship between problems across facility types, and how different stakeholders responded. More than 100 critical issues in healthcare environments were identified. Specific places associated with either more or greater problems – or both – in all facilities were generally spaces where the most significant patient care was delivered, such as in patients’ rooms, treatment and exam rooms, diagnostic and treatment spaces, preoperative and recovery spaces, and staff work areas.

 

Waiting areas and parking areas were places where user satisfaction issues also became evident, along with outdoor activity areas in long-term care. All settings shared many issues, but the extent and focus of shared problem areas varied significantly among care settings.

 


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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.

When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality. 

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

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