Better Healing From Better Hospital Design
- Oct 12, 2015
Research has shown that hospitals that feature new designs and amenities send patient satisfaction scores vaulting skyward. But are these newly designed hospitals having a desirable impact on value?
An article in the Harvard Business Review shows they can result in:
- Fewer infections: Private patient rooms are now a standard, accepted design for reducing the transmission of infectious organisms in hospitals.
- Therapeutic benefits: When hospitals provide access to nature, patients and families enjoy the benefits, including reduced stress, blood pressure and pain, and faster recovery times.
- Reduced pain: The design of interior spaces has also demonstrated a positive impact on patient outcomes and pain levels, especially for children.
- Shorter hospital stays: Integrating architecture and care processes has, in many cases, resulted in shorter stays.
It’s clear that evidence-based designs can save lives, reduce pain, improve clinical outcomes and make less painful some of the most difficult moments in people’s lives.