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Volume 2: Designing Emergency Departments that Improve Staff Productivity

An Optimal Design Approach

Following the first volume on this series of Efficiency and Productivity Studies, the obvious question remains, What would a highly efficient and productive Emergency Department look like?” In VOLUME. 02 of this series, we will provide some insights to help you answer that question in the context of your specific clinical and community needs.

Every hospital has a unique set of challenges; therefore, one Emergency Department design does not fit all. Appropriate departmental design is influenced, shaped, programmed, and ultimately designed and staffed by the patient needs, patient volumes, clinical specialties, etc.; thus, the example and analysis in VOLUME. 02 is simply that, an example.

Using the Productivity Enhancing Design Guidelines found in Section Six of Efficient Design+Productive Care VOLUME. 01, TEG has prepared hypothetical Emergency Department Schemes A, B, C, and D illustrated and analyzed herein.

The hypothetical Emergency Department designs intend to illustrate the efficiencies of a community-focused emergency care department and a larger scheme to demonstrate a department with capacity enough to be considered a regional emergency center.

We are delighted to add to the evidence-based design (EBD) resources for health care planning and design. All strategies that improve patient care and allow health care providers to compete in today’s ever-changing and competitive environment are worth considering. We hope you choose TEG as your facility-design partner.

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