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Construction Industry Must Adapt to Changing Medical Field, Experts Say

Construction in the medical industry historically has been fueled by the number of beds planned for a facility, but now the medical industry is more focused on outpatient services

March 23, 2015

Construction in the medical industry historically has been fueled by the number of beds planned for a facility, but now the medical industry is more focused on outpatient services, which is causing the construction industry to learn to adapt. The trend means fewer "supertanker" projects.

Sixty-three percent of the Modern Healthcare's 36th Annual Healthcare Construction & Design Survey, described the current state of the healthcare industry as experiencing "slow but steady growth," 26% characterized it as "strong", 8% called it "flat" and 2% said it was in decline. 

Fewer and smaller construction is not necessarily a negative trend because it forces the construction sector to develop innovative facilities and changing the industry. 

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