Cancer Care: In the Next Millennium
Among the trends in cancer care under way are an increasing emphasis on administering treatments on an outpatient basis; consolidation of cancer services in one facility capable of providing the full continuum of care; and providing patients with current research information on disease and treatment alternatives. Two facilities exemplifying these trends are the Hoag Cancer Center, built in 1991 in Newport Beach, California, and the Klabzuba Cancer Center, built in 1996 in Forth Worth, Texas. Developers of both facilities incorporated significant patient input into their designs from qualitative research obtained through focus groups.
The Academy Journal is published by the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH). The Journal is the official publication of the AAH and explores subjects of interest to AIA-AAH members and to others involved in the fields of healthcare architecture, planning, design and construction.