In this recently published article, the WSJ focuses our attention on a major global issue. We are introducing new and desperately needed healthcare facilities to maturing populaces in India, The Middle East, Eastern Europe, Latin America and Asia. But, what is being done to improve the existing healthcare and hospital facilities and infrastructure? Simple operational protocols and procedural changes could save lives, immediately. These require far less investment than new construction and can be implemented in less time.
How can we, as designers, constructors, developers and operators promote awareness for improved care delivery within existing facilities?