The SustHealth evaluation system was successfully experimentally tested through its application to an existing operative and a new hospital located in the Italian region of Lombardy. The whole evaluation was carried out in no more than 2 months, realizing interviews, questionnaires, on-site inspections and measurements. Every criterion demonstrated to be easily evaluable thanks to its clarity, objectivity and to data availability, providing interesting results, in terms of both emerging criticalities and possible measures for improvement. The developed tool has therefore demonstrated to be easy-to-use, simple and effective. It could be further improved considering its application to a higher number of hospitals, both in Italy and abroad, deepening the understanding of the surrounding international scenario. Moreover, it could also concur in the realization of a national database of healthcare structures, useful both for managers and patients.

Testing the SustHealth Evaluation System

GOLA, MARCO;
2015

Abstract

The SustHealth evaluation system was successfully experimentally tested through its application to an existing operative and a new hospital located in the Italian region of Lombardy. The whole evaluation was carried out in no more than 2 months, realizing interviews, questionnaires, on-site inspections and measurements. Every criterion demonstrated to be easily evaluable thanks to its clarity, objectivity and to data availability, providing interesting results, in terms of both emerging criticalities and possible measures for improvement. The developed tool has therefore demonstrated to be easy-to-use, simple and effective. It could be further improved considering its application to a higher number of hospitals, both in Italy and abroad, deepening the understanding of the surrounding international scenario. Moreover, it could also concur in the realization of a national database of healthcare structures, useful both for managers and patients.
Improving Sustainability During Hospital Design and Operation A Multidisciplinary Evaluation Tool
978-3-319-14035-3
Scores and results, Existing hospital, New construction hospital, Improvement, Effectiveness/cost, Outcomes, Best practices, Going beyond
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