Ulrich’s pioneering research highlighted
in healthcare association special report


Landmark research by Roger Ulrich, professor of architecture at Texas A&M, was lauded in an article in Leadership, an annual special report published by Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Writer Lisa Zamosky recounted Ulrich’s 1984 pioneering study in a suburban Philadelphia hospital that showed a big difference in the experience of patients whose rooms looked out onto a small grove of trees, and those whose rooms had a view of another building.

“The patients who recovered in the rooms that looked onto the natural setting had shorter lengths of stay, had better moods, developed fewer minor complications following surgery, and took less pain medication,” Zamosky wrote about Ulrich’s findings.

More than 20 years later, Ulrich and his colleagues at Texas A&M’s Center for Health Systems & Design, Zamosky wrote, “have identified nearly 1,000 scientific studies pertinent to designing better hospitals that would help reduce long-term operations costs and improve clinical outcomes and safety.”

Zamosky’s article, “A Case for Design,” is available online at www.hfma.org.


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Roger Ulrich, professor of architecture at TAMU
College of Architecture.

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