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There are 6 comments on Checking into Hotel Hospital

  1. Great topic/study… Nice rendering. Anxious to learn more about how much (if any) insurance companies would be willing to pay or what entities would be willing to offer incentives to build in this way.

    1. That’s a great question, Glenn. Much of the cost information for the rooms and for how much insurance will cover in the real world is still opaque. Individual insurance plans would likely differ on coverage. A good source for health care cost information that I’ve found is the Kaiser Family Foundation.

  2. Can these high end materials be cleaned and disinfected with hospital grade disinfectants including bleach without serious damage? This is often an overlooked topic of consideration that must be addressed in the design stage.

  3. I believe that views of nature, nicer room design and amenities would ease the stress of a hospital stay. But in this age of expensive medical care, the plan would inevitably benefit only the richest people, who can afford these luxurious accommodations.

  4. Hello Caitlin Bird, I am interested in such topic and I consider it one of patient’s rights. I translated your article into Arabic to spread such idea, what do you think?!

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