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An epidemiological study assessing the relative importance of airborne and direct contact transmission of microorganisms in a medical intensive care unit

Author(s): Bauer, T. M., Ofner, E., Just, H. M., Just, H., Daschner, F. D.

Physical Design, Social Climate, and Staff Turnover in Skilled Nursing Facilities

Author(s): Brennan, P. L., Moos, R. H.
High staff turnover in skilled nursing facilities increases workloads, recruitment, hiring, and training as well as negatively impacts morale, social relationships, and quality of care. Examining the overall work context of nursing homes—including their physical design features and social climate—could help to better understand and improve employee retention.
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Outpatient pharmacy redesign to improve work flow, waiting time, and patient satisfaction

Author(s): Pierce, R., Rogers, E., Sharp, M., M. Musulin, M.
The open pharmacy approach tested increased the efficiency of the pharmacy operation, reduced patient waiting time, and increased patient and pharmacist satisfaction with their experiences at the pharmacy.
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Postsurgical recovery care : spatial organization and social relationships

Author(s): Stegenga, P.W.

The costs of confusion: Non-monetary and monetary costs of the Emory University Hospital wayfinding system.

Author(s): Zimring, C.

Ergonomic and human factors affecting anesthetic vigilance and monitoring performance in the operating room environment

Author(s): Weinger, M.B., Englund, C.E.

Therapeutic play and the hospitalized child

Author(s): Vessey, J., Mahon, M.

Design issues in the NICU: thermal effects of windows

Author(s): Thomas, K.A.

Cardiovascular responses to family visits in coronary care unit patients

Author(s): Simpson, T., Shaver, J.

Finding the Building in Wayfinding

Author(s): Peponis, J., Zimring, C., Choi, Y.K.