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Health Care Operations and Supply Chain Management: Strategy, Operations, Planning, and Control by Evelyn Brown, John F. Kros

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CHAPTER 8

FACILITY LAYOUT

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Understand various layout considerations affecting health care operations.
  • Develop and apply Muther diagrams in the proper context.
  • Understand how to properly evaluate different types of layouts, particularly those utilized in health care settings.
  • Apply concepts for optimal facility layout and design.

INTRODUCTION

For purposes of this chapter, facility layout will be considered in the context of health care facilities. Layout at production facilities takes many factors into consideration that will not be discussed here. The interested reader is referred to Tompkins et al. (2003).

In health care facilities, a number of layout considerations factor into the design of the building. Details on the ...

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