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Evidence-based design for healthcare establishment

Grant number: 20/03463-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2020
Effective date (End): August 31, 2022
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning - Architecture and Urbanism Project
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

Abstract

In the national context, with regard to healthcare design, it is faced the problem of low quantity of specialized designers and the constant replication of low complexity units, leading to repetition of the same design errors. Owning the repertoire of this specific area to design this typology is very important to increase the quality of such buildings, considering that a good design could influence in a positive way on the service offered, such as the treatment of patients. In Brazilian literature there are still gaps on Evidence-Based Design theme, concept that has been growing internationally and that provides systematization of formal and relevant researches to evaluate evidences collected on healthcare buildings, aiming to improve design and future maintenance. In Brazil, however, exists Avaliação Pós-Ocupação (APO) or Post-Occupancy Evaluation (free translation), methodology consolidated that, although proposes collection and analyses of evidences of buildings such as EBD, it applies specifically to buildings in operation. The relation that could be between both, as much as similarities, divergences and complementarities, could promote the use of EBD attached to a methodology of collections and evaluation. It is intended to characterize EBD through Systematic Literature Review, revise and systematize Post-Occupancy Evaluations in brazilian healthcare buildings, and relate them to find how to outline ways to collect, analyse and systematize evidence to promote quality to healthcare design buildings. It is expected as a final contribution of this master degree the publication of the results to the scientific community in shape of scientific article. (AU)