• Review the importance of layout and its relationship to health care productivity.
• Describe the various layout methodologies and their applications to health care facilities.
• Analyze simple health care layout problems and evaluate their cost effectiveness.
Whenever an existing facility is renovated or a new facility designed, the chance exists to develop a layout that will improve process flow and minimize wasted space. When a new facility is designed, the facility layout should be integrated into the architectural design. Limitations on building lot size and shape, however, may heavily influence the layout configurations available. In other situations, a new layout is achieved simply by renovating ...