Post-occupancy evaluation measures success of clinic design

August 18, 2014
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To see if its design goals of supporting efficient operations as well as staff collaboration and enhanced patient privacy worked in the Yahara Clinic in Monona, Wis., the design team conducted a post-occupancy evaluation, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website. The evaluation revealed that by separating front-of-house from back-of-house functions and combining patient self-rooming with dual-access exam rooms, the clinic realized an 83 percent reduction in staff footsteps.

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