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Scientific Researches in Health Sciences II

Edited By Fatma Eti Aslan, Gökay Kurtulan and Hayat Yalın

After the COVID pandemic in 2020, the importance of health services was once again understood by the whole world. Scientific research in the field of health services contributes greatly to the development of health services.

In this book, there are a total of 26 chapters in 4 different scientific fields: 6 in nutrition and dietetics, 11 in nursing, 6 in physiotherapy and rehabilitation and 3 in health management.

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Çiğdem Çelebi and Murat Dündar

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Investigation of Circulation Areas Depending on Spatial Planning Criteria in Healthcare Facilities

Abstract

Objective: This paper aims to explore the circulation areas through spatial movement patterns of different sort of users. In the first chapter, the healthcare facility design has been investigated to define the basic design criteria through significant case studies conducted and published reports.

Materials and Methods: Studies on the planning of healthcare facilities reveal that the qualified spatial planning, which facilitates functional processes and ensures the integration of users, is based on particular design criteria. An important aspect of healthcare facility design, circulation areas allow the satisfied patient experience and the communication of staff. In order to examine the circulation areas of the healthcare facilities thoroughly, the healthcare facility design has been investigated to define the basic design criteria through significant case studies conducted and published reports. For this purpose, the medium-sized medical center has been examined using the case study method according to the criteria defined in the literature research.

Results: In the healthcare facility examined as a case study, it has been observed that spatial planning is determined according to user circulation, departments with special needs are separated from each other and common areas are correctly situated, although they are insufficient at some points. Within the scope of user frequency, it has been noticed that the density increases in front of the vertical circulation elements such as elevators and stairs, while horizontal circulation decreases as...

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