228 x 300 x 29mm
HEALTHCARE SPACES 4 showcases impressive new work by some of the leading architects and interior designers serving the nation's health care institutions. More than 40 design firms present 150+ projects with over 700 color images in this 300-page book. Health care administrators‚ physicians‚ medical planners‚ and their architects and interior designers will find this an excellent way to assess how public and private institutions are coping with the opportunities and challenges of managed care‚ advances in medical sciences and technology‚ aging populations and the drive towards patient-focused care. A profound change in the delivery of health care is revealed in projects ranging from neighborhood clinics‚ surgery centers and medical offices to replace hospitals and vast medical campuses. America's determination to contain health care costs is hastening the shift from inpatient care to ambulatory services‚ specialization to target specific needs of services area populations‚ and consolidation by independent institutions into regional networks. In this volume are revealed the most current examples of this trend. Organized alphabetically by design firm‚ HEALTHCARE SPACES 4 is user friendly‚ with each project indexed for easy reference. In this book‚ health care professionals as well as architects and interior designers serving public and private health care institutions will find exciting new approaches to their work.