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Why Aren’t Healthcare Waiting Rooms More Accommodating?




Cathryn Jakicic July 1, 2016 - Health Care Facilities

Waiting rooms are among the most highly trafficked areas in a healthcare facility, so why aren't they more accommodating, asked an article on the Facility Executive website.

Many healthcare facilities are overhauling clinical spaces to enhance the patient experience, but waiting rooms are often overlooked.

To explore the link between better waiting room design and an improved patient experience, researchers examined patient and family behavior in today’s healthcare waiting rooms. 

The study found that healthcare facilities looking to improve patient experience should design waiting rooms that accommodate a range of activity and privacy preferences.

Read the article.

Read more about healthcare on the Healthcare Facilities Today website.

This Quick Read was submitted by Cathryn Jakicic, Healthcare Industries Editor, Facilities.net

 

 

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