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The health effects of waste incinerators

Author(s): Thompson, J., Anthony, H.

Deliberate Perioperative Systems Design Improves Operating Room Throughput

Author(s): Sandberg, W. S., Daily, B., Egan, M., Stahl, J. E., Goldman, J. M., Wiklund, R. A., Rattner, D.
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Enhancing the therapeutic potential of hospital environments by increasing the personal control and emotional comfort of hospitalized patients

Author(s): Williams, A. M., Irurita, V. F.

Prevention and control of health care-associated waterborne infections in health care facilities

Author(s): Exner, M., Kramer, A., Lajoie, L., Gebel, J., Engelhart, S., Hartemann, P.

Artifacts and collaborative work in healthcare: methodological, theoretical, and technological implications of the tangible

Author(s): Xiao, Y.

Dimensions of quality in long-term care facilities in Taiwan

Author(s): Chao, S. Y., Roth, P.

Infection control: the environment and service organisation

Author(s): Gould, Dinah J

Does patient-centered design guarantee patient safety?: Using human factors engineering to find a balance between provider and patient needs

Author(s): France, D. J., Throop, P., Walczyk, B., Allen, L., Parekh, A. D., Parsons, A., Rickard, D., Deshpande, J. K.
According to the authors, “human factors engineering is the study of human beings and their interaction with products, environment, and equipment”, and that over the years it has evolved from systems- centered to user-centered to socially-centered care. 
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Does privacy matter? Former patients discuss their perceptions of privacy in shared hospital rooms

Author(s): Malcolm, H. A.
According to the author, protection of patient privacy is a new legislation in New Zealand. The author indicates that anecdotal evidence suggests that the legislation was not well understood either by healthcare professionals or by patients.
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Effect of timed bright light treatment for rest-activity disruption in institutionalized patients with Alzheimer's disease

Author(s): Dowling, G. A., Mastick, J., Hubbard, E. M., Luxenberg, J. S., Burr, R. L.