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The rules for hospital architectural design in Brazil and United Kingdom in relation to evidence-based design systematization

Grant number: 15/04123-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2016
Effective date (End): December 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning - Architecture and Urbanism Technology
Principal researcher:Márcio Minto Fabricio
Grantee:Gabriela Henriques Camelo
Home Institution: Instituto de Arquitetura e Urbanismo de São Carlos (IAU). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil


The composition of Brazilian hospital architectural rules is very static when you consider the complexity and dynamism of medical technologies in relation to hospital buildings. In Brazil, it does not exist any kind of systematization of researches and data bases when it comes to improve the present rules. It is possible to find this kind of systematization in United Kingdom. Known as Evidence-Based Design (EBD), it intends to gather information scientifically recognized to make the hospital design better based on evidence. Considering that United Kingdom has a public health system similar to Brazil's, which is called Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS), the application of a system like EBD may bring benefits to hospital design in Brazil. This research intend to compare the rules of Brazil and United Kingdom in a table, analyzing its relation to EBD systematization seeking to identify suggestions to upgrade Brazilian hospital design rules.