Over the past 30 years, operating rooms, acute-care patient rooms, and other treatment and administrative spaces have been growing—physically. But bloated buildings often weigh down capital investment dollars. Plus, says Scot Latimer, a senior partner with Kurt Salmon, research shows the healthcare sector will need another $2 trillion by 2030 to satisfy its ever-growing investment hunger. Super-sized spaces that do not contribute fully to functionality will be outrun by trimmer, leaner organizations.

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1 October 2009