|Infectious Disease Response Based on the Main Entrance Plan Type of Regional Public Hospitals
|김현주(Kim, Hyeon-Ju) ; 임영환(Lim, Yeong-hwan)
| Regional Public Hospital; Covid-19; Plan Type; Main Entrance; Infectious disease
|This study aims to analyze the main entrances of regional public hospitals responding to infectious diseases after the spread of COVID-19
and to suggest direction for entrance planning in case of future epidemics. The infection control response guidelines were examined, and
eight regional public hospitals were visited to research the current entrance access procedures while interviewing hospital facility managers.
The purpose of the equipment and facilities installed for infectious disease response and changes in the main entrance area were analyzed by
its architectural floor plans. Problems were then derived upon examining the required elements at the entrance and the newly added infectious
disease response of visitors flow and procedure. The floor plan of regional public hospitals was classified into four plan types, and the
improvement direction of the entrance layout during an infectious disease epidemic was presented. The results showed that there were
different responses of entrance procedure with the same plan type. In addition, the suitable entrance flow and procedure reflecting the relative
differences and various aspects of each plan type was derived. This study could be used in the future as basic data for the architectural
planning direction of a new hospital.