Evidence-Based Healthcare Design

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Evidence-Based Healthcare
Design
Reviewed by Debra D. Harris, PhD




                                                                                       Evidence-Based Healthcare
                                                                                       Design by Rosalyn Cama.
                                                                                       Hoboken, New Jersey: John
                                                                                       Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2009, 256
                                                                                       pages, $75.00. ISBN 978-0-
                                                                                       470-14942-3




                                                                                       I
                                                                                            nforming design decisions
                                                                                            through the use of evidence
                                                                                            rather than relying on intu-
                                                                                       itive ideas or preferences repre-
                                                                                       sents a change in the healthcare
                                                                                       design process. The integration
                                                                                       of research does not change the
                                                                                       structure of the design process;
                                                                                       it elevates the level of inquiry
                                                                                       and the assessment of informa-
                                                                                       tion used to improve healthcare
                                                                                       environments and the quality
                                                                                       of healthcare. According to a
                                                                                       news release from the Ameri-
                                                                                       can College of Healthcare Ex-
                                         
				
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