The Bedless Hospital: A New Medical Facility Type

Jul 01, 1999

In comparison to the costs associated with the traditional inpatient hospital, outpatient (ambulatory) clinics and hospitals are proving themselves to be a viable alternative. The "bedless hospital" is emerging as a new medical facility type to fit the needs of the new environment. It can offer a variety of treatments and procedures to a wide segment of the population. Bedless hospitals are becoming more and more popular because they are being designed to be efficient, economical, and oriented to the needs of the consumer. In many ways, they may not even resemble a hospital.

Doug Johns, AIA (Earl Swensson Associates)
Don Zirkle, Assoc. AIA (Earl Swensson Associates)
The Academy Journal of the Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH)
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The American Institute of Architects

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