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Analysis of Departmental Area in Contemporary Hospitals: Calculation Methodologies & Design Factors in Major Patient Care Departments

Author(s): Allison, D., Hamilton, D. K.
Ratios used to calculate proposed departmental gross square footage constitute key information used in the process of programming, planning, and design. The ratio of net [usable] square footage to departmental gross square footage is commonly called the “net-to-gross ratio.” It is used by programmers, planners, and consultants to project the total area of proposed departments based on programmed net square feet required to perform the proposed workload of the department. 
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Review: The impact of art, design and environment in mental healthcare: A systematic review of the literature

Author(s): Daykin, N., Byrne, E., Soteriou, T., O'Connor, S.
There is increasing evidence that attractive environments can enhance the experiences of healthcare users. What creates attractive environments may be relative to the country where that healthcare is provided. This paper was written in the UK and was an attempt to find research that supports the use of art to create healing environments along with the role of art in encouraging civic pride. It was part of a two-year evaluation of a commissioned arts program in a UK mental health trust.
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Effects of Flowering and Foliage Plants in Hospital Rooms on Patients Recovering from Abdominal Surgery

Author(s): Park, S.-H., Mattson, R. H.

Organizational Transformation: A Model for Joint Optimization of Culture Change and Evidence-Based Design

Author(s): Hamilton, D. K., Orr, R. D., Raboin, W. E.

Searching for Evidence

Author(s): Edelstein, E. A.

Islam and the Healthcare Environment: Designing Patient Rooms

Author(s): Kopec, D., Han, L.

Implementing Healthcare Excellence: The Vital Role of the CEO in Evidence-Based Design

Author(s): Zimring, Craig, Augenbroe, Godfried L., Malone, Eileen B., Sadler, Blair L.

The Business Case for Building Better Hospitals Through Evidence-Based Design

Author(s): Sadler, B. L., DuBose, J. R., Malone, E. B., Zimring, C. M.

Implementing Healthcare Excellence: The Vital Role of the CEO in Evidence-Based Design

Author(s): Zimring, C. M., Augenbroe, G. L., Malone, E. B., Sadler, B. L.

Culture Change and Facility Design: A Model for Joint Optimization

Author(s): Hamilton, D. K., Orr, R. D., Raboin, W. E.