ERIC Number: ED196820
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Health Facility Reuse, Retrofit, and Reconfiguration. NCHSR Research Proceedings Series.
National Center for Health Services Research (DHEW/PHS), Hyattsville, MD.
In addition to publishing the papers given at key meetings, this series on health facilities includes discussions and responses. The series is intended to help meet the information needs of health service providers and others who require direct access to concepts and ideas evolving from the exchange of research results. Health facility reuse is an activity which will become an increasingly common strategy in addressing the interrelated problems of rising health care costs and surplus of acute care hospital facilities. The Health Facility Reuse Conference investigated "reuse" from six critical issue perspectives: financial feasibility, codes and standards, systems approaches, project implementation, planning strategies, and design evaluation. Policy issues and future research and agenda are presented for each critical issue, and priority activity areas are recommended. Any health organization must be considered an infrastructural institution within its community, and any flexibility which can be generated in the existing health facility system must be directed to satisfy broad economic and social criteria. This project has tried to establish the direction for systematic research into the often adhoc or reactive capital investment in existing health facility resources. (Author/JN)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources Administration (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Health Planning and Resources Development.; American Hospital Association, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Health Services Research (DHEW/PHS), Hyattsville, MD.
Note: Proceedings of the National Center for Health Services Research's Health Facility Reuse Conference (New York, NY, April 24-26, 1978).