THE DEFINITIVE REFERENCE ON MEDICAL AND DENTAL OFFICE DESIGN, IN A NEW EDITION, FOCUSING ON THE TECHNOLOGY WAVE THAT IS TRANSFORMING HOW PHYSICIANS AND DENTISTS PRACTICE
"This book has been a definitive reference on space planning of medical and dental facilities for decades. Its timely new edition will keep designers and practitioners ahead of the challenging developments transforming todays healthcare facilities and practices."Bill Rostenberg, FAIA, FACHA // SmithGroup, Incorporated
"The field of advanced reproductive technology is relatively new. This book is the first to detail the complexities of designing to meet the clinical needs and the maze of compliance issues."David Smotrich, MD // Smotrich Center for Reproductive Enhancement
Medical and Dental Space Planning is an indispensable guide to the myriad of details that make a medical or dental practice efficient and productive. The unique needs of more than thirty specialties, as well as primary care, are explained in the context of new technology and the many recent regulatory and compliance issues influencing design. Concepts are also presented for sports medicine facilities, ambulatory surgical centers, endoscopy suites, radiation oncology, diagnostic imaging, clinical labs, breast care centers, and large clinics.
An "inside look" at what goes on in each specialists office will familiarize readers with medical and dental procedures, how they are executed, and the types of equipment used. Technology has radically altered medical and dental practice: digital radiography, electronic medical records, and digital diagnostic instrumentation all have major implications for facility design.
The information is organized to make it easy to use and practical. Program tables accompany each medical and dental specialty to help the designer compute the number and size of required rooms and total square footage for each practice. This handy reference can be used during interviews for a "reality check" on a clients program or during space planning. Other features, for example, help untangle the web of compliance and code issues governing office-based surgery.
Illustrated with more than 580 photographs and drawings, Medical and Dental Space Planning, Third Edition is an essential tool for interior designers and architects, as well as practice management consultants, physicians, and dentists.