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Incidents relating to the intra-hospital transfer of critically ill patients

Author(s): Beckmann, U., Gillies, D. M., Berenholtz, S. M., Wu, A. W., Pronovost, P.
Transportation of critically ill patients between hospitals can increase complications. Intrahospital transportation poses many of the same risks. Examining these incidents could uncover ways to improve patient safety during transportation. 
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Wayfinding in an Unfamiliar Environment: Different Spatial Settings of Two Polyclinics

Author(s): Baskaya, A., Wilson, C., Ozcan, Y. Z.
People in healthcare facilities should be able to find their way easily through the structure. If they can’t, they experience stress. Symmetrical layouts, in which spaces with particular functions, for example waiting areas for a certain clinic, are distinguished in some way from other similar spaces, through the use of a landmark such as a particular color on the walls, are an effective design for a healthcare facility because they support accurate navigation through the building.
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Labyrinths Provide Balance & Offer Healing

Author(s): Ferre, R.

Handwashing in healthcare workers: accessibility of sink location does not improve compliance

Author(s): Whitby, M., McLaws, M.L.

The Role of Spatial Reference Frames in Architecture - Misalignment Impairs Way-Finding Performance

Author(s): Werner, S., Schindler, L.E.

Evidence-based hospital design improves health care outcomes: patients, families, and staff can benefit from improved design

Author(s): Rollins, J. A.

Smart hydronics for the elevator future

Author(s): Thoeny, C.E.

Horticultural therapy: The 'healing garden' and gardening in rehabilitation measures at Danderyd hospital rehabilitation clinic, Sweden

Author(s): Soderback, I., Soderstrom, M., Schalander, E.

Active transportation and physical activity: opportunities for collaboration on transportation and public health research

Author(s): Sallis, J.F., Frank, L.D., Saelens, B.E., Kraft, M.K.

Effects of proprioceptive feedback and environmental characteristics on spatial learning in virtual environments

Author(s): Ruddle, R.A., Peruch, P.