Healthcare reform laws in China call for 700,000 clinics to be built or maintained in the next three years. That mandate — coupled with the fact that conditions such as high blood pressure are on the rise — require patients to spend more time in hospitals than ever before. As a result, there is great commitment to reform the design of healthcare facilities.
That's the subject of an article in the Wall Street Journal, which explains the unique challenges of desinging hospitals in China, including the size of the country, long wait times and dissatsfied patients. The article includes an interview with NBBJ Principal Eric Phillips.