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A Study on the Architectural Design Guideline for Intensive Care Unit - Focused on Cases of The US, The UK and Australia
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A Study on the Architectural Design Guideline for Intensive Care Unit - Focused on Cases of The US, The UK and Australia
Yun, Woo Young; Chai, Choul Gyun;
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Purpose: At the moment, There is a facility standard for intensive care units on the Korea medical services Act. However, the contents of regulation are so limited and difficult to apply. Therefore, it is necessary to draw up the guideline to complement the regulation for efficient operation of intensive care units. This study aims to suggest basic data for guideline of intensive care units. Methods: 2 Methods have been used in this paper. 1) Comparative analysis between the national regulation of Korea with the design standard of the United States America, the United Kingdom and Australia. 2) A literature survey about operation method for intensive care unit, focused on materials published in intensive care medicine society of each country. Results: In comparison with guideline of abroad cases, additional supplement are required, with regard to item such as operation environment, size, nursing manpower ratio, bed space area, space program of intensive care units for healing environment. Implications: This study is a basic research for guideline of intensive care unit, and need to be followed by further study using various perspectives and methods.
General Hospital;Intensive Care Unit;Operation Method;Design Standard;
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