A Simple Model for Comparing Healthcare Staff Walking Efficiencies Across Different Hospital Floor Plan Designs
This article discusses a methodology for investigating relationships between spatial layout of hospitals and walking patterns of healthcare staff. The study used pedometry step measurements to compare walking energy in double-loaded and racetrack corridor floor plan designs. Research findings indicate that the racetrack corridor floor plan layout minimizes walking workload of healthcare staff.
keywords: evidence-based design, healthcare staff workloads, double-loaded corridor, racetrack corridor, floor plan design efficiency