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Good design can future-proof healthcare facilities

March 17, 2017

Good healthcare design can reduce distractions, standardize equipment and supply location and provide adequate space for documentation and work areas, according to an article on the Architecture & Design website.

A well-designed healthcare facility has a profound impact on the level of care, the feel of the space and its usability.

At the same time, poorly designed hospitals can have ramifications for the wellbeing of patients and staff.

A badly designed space can lead to errors and safety issues. Cognitive psychologists have found humans are more likely to make errors or behave clumsily in a badly conceived and poorly designed healthcare setting. 

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