Medical and Dental Space Planning: A Comprehensive Guide to by Jain Malkin

By Jain Malkin

This definitive reference bargains unique analyses of greater than thirty scientific and dental specialties and their respective house making plans necessities. New to the 3rd version is insurance of latest clinical specialties together with reproductive enhancement, LASIX eye surgical procedure, breast care facilities, greater ambulatory facilities, and scientific oncology. It additionally deals up to date info on electronic technology-electronic scientific documents, electronic imaging, diagnostic tools, and networked communications-and the way it affects the layout of clinical and dental amenities. you are going to additionally learn about contemporary alterations in regulatory enterprise reports of office-based surgical procedure practices and ADA compliance.

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Support services a. Nurse station/laboratory b. X-ray, darkroom c. Storage d. Staff lounge Figure 3-1 shows the relationship of rooms. The patient enters the waiting room, checks in with the receptionist (usually an opening or window with a transaction counter between the business office and waiting room), and takes a seat in the waiting room. Since most medical offices require advance appointments (as opposed to walk-ins), the nurse will have pulled the patient’s medical record prior to the patient entering the office.

Architects and space planners are familiar with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which must be adhered to in any medical or dental office, or public building, for that matter. Size of Waiting Room The size of the waiting room can be determined after interviewing the physician and staff (see the Appendix for a client interview form). The composition of the doctor’s patient population and his or her work habits will indicate parameters the designer must follow. Common sense dictates that a physician who sees people without advance appointments will need a much larger waiting room than one who follows an appointment schedule.

Paramount focus on the clinician-patient relationship 2. Individualized access to care and information at all times 3. Knowledge-based care is the standard 4. Individuals control their own care to the extent that each individual desires 5. Minimal waiting for all involved in the processes of care 6. Seamless transfer and communication of information and coordination of care 7. Financial performance sufficient to ensure unhindered viability 8. Patient and practice management will be based on real-time data, including measures of process, satisfaction, finance, outcomes, and epidemiology 9.

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