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Investigation and assessment of attitudes to and perceptions of the built environments in NHS Trust hospitals

Todd, S, Steele, A, Douglas, CH and Douglas, MR 2002, 'Investigation and assessment of attitudes to and perceptions of the built environments in NHS Trust hospitals' , Structural Survey, 20 (5) , pp. 182-188.

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Abstract

This study investigated the perceptions and attendant behavioural attitudes of stakeholders, including patients and visitors, to the built environments and supporting facilities provided by an NHS trust hospital. The study used a variety of methodologies to collect empirical data. This included an extensive literature survey and research review, one-to-one patient interviews, a large questionnaire survey, patients’ picture stories, a novice-expert technique and a series of futures conferences. By these methods, the study assessed how stakeholders perceived the health-care environment, including buildings, internal and external areas, and landscape and aesthetic considerations. It further identified their preferences for a range of services that were not typically provided by the NHS and established the extent of their willingness to pay.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: National Health Service, building management, empirical study, hospitals, perception, stakeholders
Themes: Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TH Building construction
Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Health and Wellbeing
Built and Human Environment
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Structural Survey
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0263080X
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2009 14:24
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:49
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/664

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