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The effects of environmental factors on the patient outcomes in hospital environments: A review of literature

Author(s): Jamshidi, S., Parker, J. S., Hashemi, S.

Building information modeling for facilities management: A literature review and future research directions

Author(s): Matarneh, S. T., Danso-Amoako, M., Al-Bizri, S., Gaterell, M., Matarneh, R.

A Systematic Literature Review of Empirical Studies on Decentralized Nursing Stations

Author(s): Fay, L., Cai, H., Real, K.

Promoting Patient and Family Engagement through Healthcare Facility Design: A Systematic Literature Review

Author(s): Bosch, S. J., Lorusso, L. N.

Safety, Performance, and Satisfaction Outcomes in the Operating Room: A Literature Review

Author(s): Joseph, A., Bayramzadeh, S., Zamani, Z., Rostenberg, B.
There are many operating rooms (ORs) constructed more than 30 years ago that remain operational today, and many of these spaces are inadequately designed to withstand the processes, equipment, and people needed for contemporary OR procedures. Even in developed countries, patients undergoing inpatient surgeries experience major complications 3-22% of the time.
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Healthcare signage design: A review on recommendations for effective signing systems

Author(s): Rodrigues, R., Coelho, R., Tavares, J. M. R. S.
Studies have shown that designing “patient-centric” healthcare environments can alleviate stress for both patient populations as well as healthcare staff members. Patient-centric designs carefully consider how patients will interact with the built environment, and how the built environment itself can work to make their healing process easier. 
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Accessing green spaces within a healthcare setting: A mixed studies review of barriers and facilitators

Author(s): Weerasuriya, R., Henderson-Wilson, C., Townsend, M.
Many previous studies have described the benefits of natural environments (or “green spaces”) on overall human well-being. Healthcare providers have increasingly drawn attention to how green spaces within healthcare environments may positively affect both patients and staff.
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The experience of person-centred practice in a 100% single-room environment in acute care settings – a narrative literature review

Author(s): Kelly, R., Brown, D., McCance, T., Boomer, C.
The increasing number of single-patient rooms in healthcare facilities around the world indicates a heightened focus on person-centered practice (PcP). This practice considers how the workflows and physical designs within healthcare environments influence the overall experiences of patients and staff alike.
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New insights on antimicrobial efficacy of copper surfaces in the healthcare environment: A systematic review

Author(s): Chyderiotis, S., Legeay, C., Verjat-Trannoy, D., Le Gallou, F., Astagneau, P., Lepelletier, D.

Nonpharmacological Interventions for Sleep Promotion on Preterm Infants in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Systematic Review

Author(s): Liao, J.-H., Hu, R.-F., Su, L.-J., Wang, S., Xu, Q., Qian, X.-F., He, H.-G.