Hospital and Healthcare Facility Design / Edition 2

Hospital and Healthcare Facility Design / Edition 2

by Richard L. Miller, Earl S. Swensson, Earl S. Swenson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393730727

ISBN-13: 9780393730722

Pub. Date: 10/01/2002

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

A state-of-the-art blueprint for architects, planners, and hospital administrators, Hospital and Healthcare Facility Design provides innovative ideas and concrete guidelines for planning and designing facilities for the rapidly changing healthcare system.
Drawing on more than thirty-five years of experience in the field, the authors explore current and emerging

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A state-of-the-art blueprint for architects, planners, and hospital administrators, Hospital and Healthcare Facility Design provides innovative ideas and concrete guidelines for planning and designing facilities for the rapidly changing healthcare system.
Drawing on more than thirty-five years of experience in the field, the authors explore current and emerging trends in medical treatment, technology, and delivery; discuss practical issues facing contemporary and future designers; and present a rich cross section of examples and case studies from around the country. Among the design challenges explored:
Emergency care design - from small emergency units to major trauma centers. Such issues as triage, separation of diagnosis from treatment, and flexible design for flexible response.Differentiation among critical care, chronic care, and community-based ambulatory care.Determining the cost-effectiveness of makeovers and retrofits versus new construction.Surgery facilities: learn design strategies for accommodating the three general classes of surgery that current design usually fails to distinguish adequately among - major invasive procedures, mildly invasive procedures, and outpatient procedures.Designing a comprehensive women's health facility that includes mammography screening, ultrasound and other gynecological diagnostics; childbirth classes and other educational programs; and daycare.And much more!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393730722
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/2002
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 11.30(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments7
Preface to the Second Edition9
Foreword11
Ch. 1Principles: New Paradigms for a New Century15
Ch. 2The Traditional Hospital: A Warehouse for the Sick36
Ch. 3New Markets, New Design Principles49
Ch. 4Making Yesterday's Hospitals Work Today79
Ch. 5The Emergency Unit104
Ch. 6Diagnostic Imaging132
Ch. 7Surgery Facilities160
Ch. 8Critical Care180
Ch. 9The Patient Care Unit206
Ch. 10Ambulatory Care Design, Professional Offices, and Bedless Hospitals233
Ch. 11Women's Health Facilities and Pediatrics281
Ch. 12Design for the Elderly: Subacute and Long-term Care315
Ch. 13Trends for a New Century342
Bibliography365
Index380

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