ICRC HOSPITAL DESIGN AND REHABILITATION GUIDELINES - VOLUME 1: MODELS OF CARE
This publication has two modules contained in separate volumes. The first module deals with models of care, while the second is a catalogue of functional spaces. VOLUME 1: MODELS OF CARE A model of care (MoC), also called a “hospital brief”, is a description of how the activities of a specific department are organized and what tasks are performed at each stage of a patient’s stay. It describes both day-to-day activities and the changes in management and set-up that need to occur to cope with mass-casualty incidents. An MoC provides essential information on how the built environment should be organized to enable and support clinical activities. For health staff, the MoC provides a quick but comprehensive overview of how to set up a given service, while from a construction perspective it provides the essential information for understanding the role of each space in the context of the specific services provided.
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