Show simple item record Sandanayake, YG Sayani, V Konara, KMGK 2016-09-21T06:36:31Z 2016-09-21T06:36:31Z 2016-09-21
dc.description.abstract In this era of globalization and fierce competition amongst businesses, customer expectations and perception of facilities of health care buildings have created challenges and significant pressures on healthcare industry. High quality built environment is recognized as an integral part of the patients' satisfaction. Many researchers have studied about patient's satisfaction focusing especially on services provided by the healthcare sector. Moreover, few researchers have suggested that recognition of patient's requirements as a first step in developing a right strategy to maximize their satisfaction. However, patient's requirements and preferences of facilities in hospital buildings have not been identified and evaluated in order to achieve their satisfaction, particularly in Sri Lankan context. The aim of this study is therefore to identify and evaluated in order to requirements related to hospital building facilities in Sri Lankan healthcare sector. Research methodology was comprised 'With literature review, preliminary survey and structured interviews with in-patients and healthcare sector practitioners to identify patient's facility requirements and indicators of hospital buildings. Data collection was limited to in-patient's facility requirements of private sector hospitals located in Colombo in Sri Lanka. Multi-criteria decision making method, which is Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) tool was applied to analyze and priorities patient's requirements and facility indicators under each patient's requirements. According to the survey findings, 'Patient's Room Facility' is the most important patient's requirement followed by 'Security and Safety', 'Indoor Environmental Quality " 'Visual Comfort', 'Internal Accessibility' and 'External Accessibility '. Survey further identified, 'Space Utility' as the least important patient's requirements of hospital buildings in Sri Lanka. "Prioritized. Patient's Facility Requirement Model" developed-in this study can be used as a guideline in planning, decision making and resource allocation in improving the hospital facilities in order to achieve patient's satisfaction in future. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Hospital Building Facilities, Patient's Requirements, Satisfaction, Healthcare,Built Environment en_US
dc.title A Study of patient’s requirements on hospital building facilities en_US
dc.type Conference-Abstract en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Architecture en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Building Economics en_US
dc.identifier.year 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.conference 8~ International Conference on Business Management - (ICBM - 2011) en_US University of Sri Jayawaradenepura en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos pp. 635 - 643 en_US

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