Today’s ED: Designing Efficient Emergency Departments in the 21st Century

By incorporating design elements that respond to challenges facing emergency departments, facility designers are able to create environments that respond to patient needs, support efficient care, and improve satisfaction scores. In their article for Medical Construction and Design, Michelle Mader, MBA, MHA and Kathy Clarke, RN, BSN, CEN address specific solutions to three key concerns: rising low-acuity patient volumes, increasing number and complexity of behavioral health patients, and growing financial concerns.