Architecture, Hospitals, Emergency Room, Waiting Room, Waiting, Remedy
While the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provides insured care to a much larger group of Americans, it has the potential to reduce the quality of care provided to patients, particularly in emergency departments. This research will argue for a reimagining of the emergency department in which there is a definitive split between the architectural implications of spaces where technical care is administered for biological needs (the emergency room) and spaces where primary and implied care can satisfy the psychological desires of inappropriate patients (the waiting room) in order to better serve appropriate patients.
McCarrick, Jack, "Waiting as Remedy: The Architecture of Emergent Care" (2013). Architecture Thesis Prep. Paper 224.
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