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Severe acute respiratory infections treatment centre: Practical manual to set up and manage a SARI treatment centre and a SARI screening facility in health care facilities

Author(s): WHO
Added April 2020

Guidance for building a dedicated health facility to contain the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak

Author(s): Agarwal, A., Nagi, N., Chatterjee, P., Sarkar, S., Mourya, D., Sahay, R. R., Bhatia, R.
Added August 2020

Fangcang shelter hospitals: A novel concept for responding to public health emergencies

Author(s): Chen, S., Zhang, Z., Yang, J., Wang, J., Zhai, X., Bärnighausen, T., Wang, C.
Added August 2020

Optimizing spatial adjacency in hospital master planning

Author(s): Su, Z., Lee, J.-H.
Added August 2020

Healthcare signage design: A review on recommendations for effective signing systems

Author(s): Rodrigues, R., Coelho, R., Tavares, J. M. R. S.
Studies have shown that designing “patient-centric” healthcare environments can alleviate stress for both patient populations as well as healthcare staff members. Patient-centric designs carefully consider how patients will interact with the built environment, and how the built environment itself can work to make their healing process easier. 
Key Point Summary
Added August 2019

Modern forensic psychiatric hospital design: Clinical, legal and structural aspects

Author(s): Seppänen, A., Törmänen, I., Shaw, C., Kennedy, H.
Added February 2019

Post-Occupancy Evaluation of a Mental Healthcare Facility Based on Staff Perceptions of Design Innovations

Author(s): Kalantari, S., Snell, R.
Post-occupancy evaluation (POE) is a research method for gathering information on the effectiveness of new architectural designs in healthcare environments. POE can help healthcare providers and designers gauge whether or not a given design is achieving its intended purpose. Since evidence-based designs are becoming more widely implemented in a variety of healthcare environments, POE could prove useful in many different departmental contexts. The authors note that the application of POE in research focusing on mental healthcare facilities is rare, signaling a need for exploration
Key Point Summary
Added December 2017

Towards a building typology and terminology for Irish hospitals

Author(s): Grey, T., Kennelly, S., de Freine, P., Mahon, S., Mannion, V., O'Neill, D.
Added December 2017

A large-scale survey of inpatient suicides: comparison between medical and psychiatric settings

Author(s): Inoue, K., Kawanishi, C., Otsuka, K., Cho, Y., Shiraishi, M., Ishii, T., Onishi, H., Hirayasu, Y.
Added December 2017

Sustainable healthcare facilities: Reconciling bed capacity and local needs

Author(s): Pantzartzis, E., Edum-Fotwe, F. T., Price, A. D. F.
Added March 2019