Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
These updated guidelines include design changes, such as the adoption of private rooms to reduce medical error, interruptions, and hospital-acquired infections. The 2014 edition expanded to provide information on design of primary care, dental, and ambulatory facilities that enhance safety. The material also includes risk assessments to identify space concerns that could lead to unsafe conditions.