Medical Construction & Design

JAN-FEB 2017

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20 Medical Construction & Design | JA N UA RY/ F EBRUA RY 2017 | MCDM AG.COM Specialty patient populations require specialty care. And specialty care requires specialty facilities fit to deliver not only optimum care, but comfort while patients are receiving treatment. Consider this: From 2000-10, the population of Americans ages 65 and up increased by 15 percent (source: U.S. Census Bureau). On a sepa- rate note, by Jan. 1, 2026, the population of cancer survi- vors in the U.S. will rise to an estimated 20.3 million, according to the National Cancer Institute. Are facilities fit to care for these populations? The following pages represent best practices and trends in creating a variety of specialty care facilities. SPECIALTY CARE FACILITIES ISSUE FOCUS 1 2

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