Safe design of healthcare facilities.

  title={Safe design of healthcare facilities.},
  author={John Reiling},
  journal={Quality & safety in health care},
  volume={15 Suppl 1},
  • John Reiling
  • Published 2006 in Quality & safety in health care
The physical environment has a significant impact on health and safety; however, hospitals have not been designed with the explicit goal of enhancing patient safety through facility design. In April 2002, St Joseph's Community Hospital of West Bend, a member of SynergyHealth, brought together leaders in healthcare and systems engineering to develop a set of safety-driven facility design recommendations and principles that would guide the design of a new hospital facility focused on patient… CONTINUE READING