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Informing healthcare design with research

Evidence-based design is intended to improve project outcomes. To support the use of research as an integral part of our design process EUA’s healthcare team has many evidence-based Design accredited professionals on staff, who bring research and proven design strategies to each project. Healthcare facilities play an important role in supporting the delivery of care and impacting the healing experience. By understanding the ideal working and healing environment, and coupling this with proven research, we can provide design strategies that enhance results. Appropriately applied, evidence-based design creates improvements in a variety of organizational metrics including clinical outcomes, safety indicators, patient satisfaction and financial performance. Our clients who have applied evidence-based design principles have seen:

Facility Operator Benefits

  • Improved occupancy + financial performance
  • Increased client satisfaction
  • Increased employee retention
  • Job efficiencies
  • Reduced absenteeism

Occupant Benefits

  • Heightened well-being
  • Improved patient satisfaction
  • Improved wayfinding
  • Increased safety
  • Reduced stress

Read more about this topic: Defining Success: The Value of Evidence-Based Design in Healthcare