Analysis of Departmental Area in Contemporary Hospitals: Calculation Methodologies & Design Factors in Major Patient Care Departments
Ratios used to calculate proposed departmental gross square footage constitute key information used in the process of programming, planning, and design. The ratio of net [usable] square footage to departmental gross square footage is commonly called the “net-to-gross ratio.” It is used by programmers, planners, and consultants to project the total area of proposed departments based on programmed net square feet required to perform the proposed workload of the department.
Maximizing the Impact of Nursing Care Quality: A Closer Look at the Hospital Work Environment and the Nurse’s Impact on Patient-Care Quality
Healthcare Leadership White Paper Series 4 of 5, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Current hospital work environments have inefficient work processes, physical designs, technology infrastructure, and organizational cultures that cause inefficiencies and nursing stressors that compromise direct patient care. This article reviewed the evidence relating to nursing work processes, physical space, infrastructure, and patient safety to promote transformational change to the nursing work environment.
Symposium looks into healthy designs
Pebble Project-Published Articles
Issue August 2008
Volume Daily Journal of Commerce
Transforming care in children's hospitals through environmental design: Literature Review
Evidence for Innovation: Transforming Children's Health Through the Physical Environment
The impact of facility design on patient safety
Patient safety and quality: An evidence-based handbook for nurses.
Using a Computerized Fall Risk Assessment Process to Tailor Interventions in Acute Care
Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches