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Quality of life and building design in residential and nursing homes for older people

Author(s): Parker, C., Barnes, S., McKee, K., Morgan, K., Torrington, J., Tregenza, P.
Older people living in residential and nursing care homes spend a large proportion of their time within the boundaries of the home, and may depend on the environment to compensate for their physical or cognitive frailties. Regulations and guidelines on the design of care buildings have accumulated over time with little knowledge of their impact on the quality of life of building users. The Design...
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Incidents relating to the intra-hospital transfer of critically ill patients

Author(s): Beckmann, U., Gillies, D. M., Berenholtz, S. M., Wu, A. W., Pronovost, P.
Transportation of critically ill patients between hospitals can increase complications. Intrahospital transportation poses many of the same risks. Examining these incidents could uncover ways to improve patient safety during transportation. 
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Tomorrow's Patient Room

Author(s): Moore, M.

Designing the neonatal intensive care unit for optimal family involvement

Author(s): Johnson, B.H., Abraham, M.R., Parrish, R.N.

Rapid creation of a temporary isolation ward for patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome in Taiwan

Author(s): Fung, C., Hsieh, T., Tan, K., Loh, C., Wu, J., Li, C., Chang, F., Siu, L.K., Yen, M., Wang, L., Wong, W., Kao, W., Hsu, J., Lin, T., Huang, F., Lee, C.

The Business Case for Better Buildings

Author(s): Berry, L., Parker, D., Coile, R., Hamilton, D.K., O'Neill, D., Sadler, B.