Healthcare is provided in a variety of settings, from a person’s home to outpatient clinics, to the hospital. While the settings and specific design elements may differ across the continuum of care, the objectives of safety, efficiency, satisfaction, and high quality care remain constant. This set of interactive diagrams provides a link between the evidence base, design strategies, and desired outcomes – in a visually intuitive and actionable format.
This set of interactive diagrams include three specific room types: (1) medical-surgical; (2) intensive care unit; and (3) maternity care patient rooms. Diagrams include a large body of research evidence and best practice knowledge for designers to draw upon to create a best design that successfully addresses unique issues in the design of each project.
This set of interactive diagrams include room types found in various settings, but most often associated with outpatient and ambulatory services. The diagrams for a primary care exam room and a dementia-supportive waiting room draw on the research evidence and best practice knowledge that allow teams to create a design that addresses improved outcomes in these specific space types, whether focused on a service or patient demographic.
This set of interactive diagrams includes design for both Healthcare at Home, Aging in Place, and Universal Design across five home environments: (1) exterior; (2) bedroom; (3) bathroom; (4) living room; and (5) kitchen/laundry. Diagrams include a large body of research evidence and best practice knowledge for designers and owners to consider in single family homes and long-term care settings.