Michael Patkin's

  Operating room design

Publication history, Reflections & comments



Surgery & ergonomics


Information design

Editorials, book reviews





Hospital design - an ergonomic debacle
Planning the OR - Powerpoint+notes
Decrease planning mistakes in the OR
What surgeons want in the design of their operating rooms
What nurses want in the design of their operating rooms
A planning method which improves communication between architects and users of their plans
Checklist for contents of an OR




The design of hospitals, and in particular that of Operating Rooms (ORs) remains a problem.

Architects often do not know the details of the work done in them, and what the functional requirements are.

Surgeons and nurses both complain bitterly about the shortfalls of design when given the chance.