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Practice tip of the week: How to evaluate waiting room furniture


Your weekly dose of wisdom from the Physicians Practice experts.

With all the useful information available on Physicians Practice, it is easy to become overwhelmed.

With this in mind, the tip of the week is a chance to reflect on some of the wisdom found all across the site.

In an August 2021 story on how to evaluate waiting room furniture, Tom McElheny, MBA, Ed.D gave 4 tips.

A good chair starts in the frame. Most quality chairs either have a wood or metal frame. However, a strong foundation and frame do not guarantee the chair will be comfortable; rather, the foam in the seat is what ensures comfort. When it comes to upholstery, fabric is not a good material for most healthcare waiting rooms. It is difficult to properly disinfect and tends to harbor bacteria. You are better off choosing vinyl or polyurethane upholstery. The last thing to consider before you make a purchase is the supplier’s reputation. It’s important to be aware of who you’re working with when you purchase seating.”

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