Why hospitals are looking to architects to minimize length of stay

Hospitals and health systems in the U.S. are increasingly examining the design and aesthetic of their facility to appeal to patients and potentially shorten inpatient stays, according to a CNN report.

The approach, known as evidence-based design, compels architectural designers and hospital officials to contemplate "the tiniest of details," like minimizing the distance between the nurses' station and patient rooms, perfecting acoustics and selecting hardware to improve infection control, according to the report.

Mehrdad Yazdani, who is director of the architecture firm Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign, used the approach to design sculptural walls to house medical equipment behind patients' beds at the Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego Health in La Jolla, Calif.

Via beckershospitalreview.com