Architecture can influence health

A drive to retain hospital staff and expedite patient recovery in hospitals is creating a boon for architects, who are being called in to help hospitals improve patient care and churn rates.

Architect Ron Billard said that US research has inspired some of his health clients to see design as potentially impacting upon the care provided.

Gary Hall, another Australian architect said the move towards patient-centred environments and evidence-based design has gained wide acceptance bbecause of its success at improving
patient outcomes.

– Kate Gibbs, Architecture and Design

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