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A survey of healthcare facility location

Author(s): Ahmadi-Javid, A., Seyedi, P., Syam, S. S.
Added September 2017

Neglected spaces: UK general practice surgery waiting rooms

Author(s): Clapton, G., Reid, L.
Added September 2017

Effect of laminar airflow ventilation on surgical site infections: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Author(s): Bischoff, P., Kubilay, N. Z., Allegranzi, B., Egger, M., Gastmeier, P.
Added October 2017

A systematic review of the psychometric properties of instruments for assessing the quality of the physical environment in healthcare

Author(s): Elf, M., Nordin, S., Wijk, H., McKee, K. J.
This review of published instruments was conducted to identify valid and usable tools that can evaluate the design of the healthcare environment.
Key Point Summary
Added January 2021

The impact of patient room design on airborne hospital-acquired infections

Author(s): Copeland, A., Sharag-Eldin, A.
Added September 2017

Are hospital floors an underappreciated reservoir for transmission of health care-associated pathogens?

Author(s): Deshpande, A., Cadnum, J. L., Fertelli, D., Sitzlar, B., Thota, P., Mana, T. S., Jencson, A., Alhmidi, H., Koganti, S., Donskey, C. J.
Added October 2017

Impact of water heater temperature setting and water use frequency on the building plumbing microbiome

Author(s): Ji, P., Rhoads, W. J., Edwards, M. A., Pruden, A.
Added December 2017

Meeting Patient Expectations During Hospitalization: A Grounded Theoretical Analysis of Patient-Centered Room Elements

Author(s): Patterson, E. S., Sanders, E. B.-N., Sommerich, C. M., Lavender, S. A., Li, J., Evans, K. D.
A 2016 study found that tens of millions of patients within the U.S. were hospitalized for an average of 4.8 days, while a separate study found that roughly 65.7 million people (or roughly 29% of the adult population) within the U.S. are considered caregivers for children or other adults. Other previous studies indicate that rooms that are specially designed to support patients and caregivers can reduce patient and caregiver stress and ultimately improve the overall healing processes.
Key Point Summary
Added August 2018

Comparison of survivability of Staphylococcus aureus and spores of Aspergillus niger on commonly used floor materials

Author(s): Gupta, M., Bisesi, M., Lee, J.
Added December 2017

Daylighting simulation for the configuration of external sun-breakers on south oriented windows of hospital patient rooms under a clear desert sky

Author(s): Wagdy, A., Sherif, A., Sabry, H., Arafa, R., Mashaly, I.
Added September 2017