Healthcare Waiting Room Design Ideas

Copyright 2014 Patrick Flanigan

Copyright 2014 Patrick Flanigan

This new article by Anne DiNardo of Healthcare Design magazine offers some very good design suggestions for waiting areas.  What is missing from her piece, however, is the hard evidence behind each of her suggestions.  This article should just be a jumping off point, however, as design interventions should not just be anecdotal or experiential.  To justify the expense of re-designing a waiting area, providers want some strong data indicating the correlation between certain design choices versus others and patient and staff satisfaction.  That’s an area in which researchers need to do more work.  Here is DiNardo’s article:  “5 Design Ideas for Healthcare Waiting Rooms”.

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