Inform design with research
The Center for Health Design (CHD) defines evidence-based design (EBD) as “the process of basing decisions about the built environment on credible research to achieve the best possible outcomes." Appropriately applied, an evidence-based design process can result in improvements in a variety of organizational metrics, including clinical outcomes, safety indicators, patient satisfaction, and financial performance. Our clients who have applied EBD principles have seen:
Facility Operator Benefits
- Increased client satisfaction
- Improved occupancy + financial performance
- Increased employee retention
- Job efficiencies
- Reduced absenteeism
- Improved wayfinding
- Improved satisfaction
- Heightened well-being
- Reduced stress
- Increased safety
Examples of Applied Evidence-Based Design
Langlade Hospital: Through the use of applied EBD best practices, patient falls were reduced by 40% in this new critical access replacement facility.
D.N. Greenwald Center: A review of EBD literature supported a staff-only core model with dual access exam rooms to reduce medical errors, reduce patient falls, reduce wait times and increase patient and staff satisfaction.