Research Explores How Room Design Affects Patient Falls

Healthcare Facilities Management - Can the design of a hospital room keep patients safer by reducing the risk of falls?

That's what Debajyoti Pati, professor of environmental design in the College of Human Sciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, is working to find out. He is leading a research team in a multiphase project to determine if patient room design impacts safety and, if so, how to improve it.

Pati started the first phase of research last year in collaboration with health care design firm HKS Architects, Dallas, and the falls committee of Covenant Health System, Lubbock.

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