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Buildings, Volume 9, Issue 4 (April 2019)
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Cover Story (view full-size image) Hospitals are complex, high-performance systems that demand continuous quality improvement. Several [...] Read more. Hospitals are complex, high-performance systems that demand continuous quality improvement. Several instruments evaluate the organizational or clinical qualities but very few focuses on the built environment. The purpose of this paper is to compare and review the recent tools able to assess the hospital-built environment and test, in an Evidence Based Design (EBD) framework, how they measure health, sustainability, or both through Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE). The study highlights that although sustainability remains a relevant issue, today, growing attention is dedicated to the impact of hospital-built environment on occupant’s health. View this paper.