Publication: World Health Design
Publication Reference: 2011;4(2):14-15.
Healthcare reform in the US is still in transition, with the end-goal being to provide the highest quality care at the lowest possible cost. Experts anticipate that increased access to care will inevitably lead to more demand being placed on facilities and the existing building infrastructure. Changing the way that care is delivered will no doubt have an impact on space needs, prompting the design of environments that are cost-effective, functional and flexible.
With major healthcare reform underway in all corners of the globe, what role should designers and architects play in rising to its challenges?