Ambulatory Facility Design and Patients' Perceptions of Healthcare Quality

  title={Ambulatory Facility Design and Patients' Perceptions of Healthcare Quality},
  author={F. Becker and B. Sweeney and Kelley S. Parsons},
  journal={HERD: Health Environments Research & Design Journal},
  pages={35 - 54}
  • F. Becker, B. Sweeney, Kelley S. Parsons
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • HERD: Health Environments Research & Design Journal
  • Objective: This research examines whether the physical attractiveness of an outpatient practice influences patients' perceptions of healthcare quality, including patient and staff perceptions of the quality of staff-patient interaction. Background: Despite the high and increasing percentage of healthcare dollars for care delivered on an outpatient basis, relatively little research has examined the relationship between the design of ambulatory facilities and patient outcomes. Few studies have… CONTINUE READING

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