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Factors influencing patient satisfaction when undergoing endoscopic procedures

Author(s): Ko, H. H., Zhang, H., Telford, J. J., Enns, R.
Patient satisfaction with endoscopic procedures helps establish performance standards, increases the accountability of physicians and staff, may facilitate patient compliance, and can lead to improvements in the quality of care.  Limited data are available regarding the best mechanism and timing for assessing patient satisfaction with endoscopy.
Key Point Summary
Added October 2012

A comparison of patient and staff satisfaction with services after relocating to a new purpose-built mental health facility

Author(s): Cleary, M., Hunt, G., Walter, G.
The physical environment of a hospital can support recovery from mental illness. Mental health patients are extremely vulnerable to changes in their environments. The paper reports on the impact on patients and staff of a relocation of Australia’s oldest and largest psychiatric hospitals, Sydney’s Rozelle Hospital. The new 174-bed purpose-built meant health facility provided patients with their own rooms within single story units. Further, patients were grouped in wards based on the phase of their illness and required treatment. 
Key Point Summary
Added October 2012

Improving the quality of healthcare through facility design

Author(s): Cardon, K.
Added October 2012

Culturally Sensitive Care

Author(s): CNO
Added October 2012

Pediatric Art Preferences: Countering the "One-Size-Fits-All" Approach

Author(s): Nanda, U., Chanaud, C.M., Brown, L., Hart, R., Hathorn, K.
Viewing art has been shown to enhance the recovery process in adult patients by reducing stress and anxiety. Research also suggests that nature-themed visual images are preferred in high-stress adult healthcare environments. However, minimal research exists linking the viewing of art to outcomes and preferences in children.
Key Point Summary
Added October 2012

Impact of place of residence on relationship between quality of life and cognitive decline in dementia.

Author(s): Missotten, P., Thomas, P., Squelard, G., Di Notte, D., Fontaine, O., Paquay, L., Ylieff, M.
In patients with dementia and their family members and caregivers, quality of life (QOL) is an important parameter; much attention is given to its improvement. However, the theory of improved QOL at home compared with that at institutional residences for dementia patients has not been tested by a comparison of two groups of people according to their place of residence. Furthermore, there are few studies of populations of people with dementia, living at home or in an institution, distributed across all different stages of cognitive decline.
Key Point Summary
Added November 2014

Are call light use and response time correlated with inpatient falls and inpatient dissatisfaction?

Author(s): Tzeng, H. M., Yin, C. Y.
Inpatients use call lights to seek nurses’ assistance. Although implied in patient safety, no studies have analyzed data related to the use of or response time to call lights collected by existing tracking mechanisms monitoring nursing practice.
Key Point Summary
Added November 2014

A Pod Design for Nursing Assignments

Author(s): Donahue, L.
The Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB) Initiative affects four focus areas: patient-centered care, teamwork and vitality, value-added processes, and safe and reliable care. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Shadyside began participating in TCAB 2003.
Key Point Summary
Added October 2012

Using Rapid Assessment to Evaluate Noise on an In-Patient Unit

Author(s): Deitrick, L.M., Kennedy, P., Cyriax, C., Davies-Hathen, N.
Research shows that many hospitals are noisy from a variety of sources: people, environment, and machines. Further, this excessive noise can have negative effects on patients and staff including lost sleep, higher blood pressure, lower overall patient satisfaction, increased readmission rates, and increased employee stress levels.
Key Point Summary
Added January 2014

Thermal Comfort, Uniformity, and Ventilation Effectiveness in Patient Rooms: Performance Assessment Using Ventilation Indices

Author(s): Memarzadeh, F., Manning, A.
Added October 2012