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Setting the Stage: A Comparative Analysis of an Onstage/Offstage and a Linear Clinic Modules

January 2018
EBD Journal Club

Article 


Freihoefer, K., Kaiser, L., Vonasek, D., & Bayramzadeh, S. (2017). Setting the Stage: A Comparative Analysis of an Onstage/Offstage and a Linear Clinic Modules. HERD: Health Environments Research & Design Journal, 1937586717729348.

Summary 

Delivery of healthcare is greatly shifting to ambulatory settings because of rapid advancement of medicine and technology, resulting in more day procedures and follow-up care occurring outside of hospitals. It is anticipated that outpatient services will grow roughly 15–23% within the next 10 years (Sg2, 2014). Nonetheless, there is limited research that evaluates how the built environment impacts care delivery and patient outcomes.