Toronto Canada UIA PHG seminar Hospital design: ‘evidence based ?’ architectural evaluation. Prof. em. Jan Gabriel DELRUE KU Leuven Belgium meditex. EVALUATION of NEW DESIGNS. EVIDENCE-BASED HOSPITAL DESIGN ? No Scientific Base at all. COMMON-SENSE EVALUATION OF
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Prof. em. Jan Gabriel DELRUE
KU Leuven Belgium
No Scientific Base at all.
HOSPITAL RENOVATION AND UPGRADING
Mary Stankosand Benyamin Schwarz argue in
“Evidence-based design in Healthcare: A Theoretical Dilemma”
compared to the concept of evidence-based medicine :
“the small number of (health facilities) studies which are distributed over somany topics cannotconstitute a criticalmass of knowledgeforevaluation.
Therefore the evidence-base is toonarrow in quantity and quality to bedescribed as a knowledge base”
See: Interdisciplinary Design and Research e-Journal 2007 Jan,1
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