Modern Trends in Planning and Designing of Hospitals: Principles and Practice

by Shakti Kumar Gupta, Lt Col Sunil Kant, R Chandrashekhar, Sidhartha Satpathy

The book “Modern Trends in Planning and Designing of Hospitals: Principles and Practice” provides a comprehensive and holistic view in planning and designing of hospitals. The existing best practices, emerging trends/concepts such as integrated healthcare facilities, value added services, green hospitals, healing architecture, life enhancing designs, assisted living facilities, patient focused architecture and humanizing environment have all been incorporated. The book has chapters on planning and designing of clinical, administrative, supportive services and facilities including inpatient, ambulatory, therapeutic, diagnostic and logistic support departments. Plan types, functional requirements, materials used, intra and inter departmental relationships, way finding, interiors, aesthetics, design trends, electrical systems, ventilation, air conditioning, lighting, water, circulation, environmental, energy, interface and space requirements have also been deliberated. Chapters on facilities for the aged and the disabled have also been included. The text is amply and appropriately aided by diagrams, photographs, architectural drawings and engineering designs. A chapter “Ready Reckoner” has been incorporated which will provide the reader ready access to comprehensive information related to the planning and designing of hospitals. This book will be a useful guide and reference source that will complement the functions of policy makers, academicians, hospital planners, architects, administrators, clinicians, engineers and students associated with planning, designing, construction, maintenance and administration of hospitals. It is authored by professionals who are also qualified, skilled and experienced hospital planners and administrators. The doctor-architect author team has complemented and supplemented each other to provide an integrated approach to all the issues related to the planning and designing of hospitals. The book would facilitate planning and designing of new hospitals as well as remodeling, renovating and retrofitting existing hospitals.

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Author Author's Affiliation
1. Gupta Shakti Kumar
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Dr RP Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences and Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre, New Delhi, India
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Dr R P Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, New Delhi, India
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences and Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre, New Delhi, India
2. Kant Lt Col Sunil
3. Chandrashekhar R
4. Satpathy Sidhartha All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
ISBN 9788180619120
Speciality Hospital Administration
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/10536
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2007
Pages 252
Book Type Professional

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