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Radical Redesign of Nursing Homes: Applying the Green House Concept in Tupelo, Mississippi

Author(s): Rabig, J., Thomas, W., Kane, R. A., Cutler, L. J., McAlilly, S.
The Green House design should be considered as nursing home resident numbers are growing. Early experiences with the “pod-like” structure show positive effects on residents, families, and staff.
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Perceived hospital environment quality indicators: A study of orthopaedic units

Author(s): Fornara, F., Bonaiuto, M., Bonnes, M.
The field of healthcare design has increasingly recognized the need for building environments that are more ‘‘user-centered,’’ but spatial–physical features have not typically been included in assessment surveys on patient satisfaction.
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Health Promotion by Design in Long-Term Care Settings

Author(s): Joseph, A.

User preferences, information transactions and location-based services: A study of urban pedestrian wayfinding

Author(s): Li, C.

Effect of built-environment factors on healthcare: Satisfaction, operations, and outcomes

Author(s): Etchegaray, J., Fischer, W., Sisolak, J., Lipka, S.
Reduced noise levels, pleasant distractions, safety features, wayfinding systems, support spaces, and patient/family/caregiver control reduces stress, errors, and pain, while at the same time increasing referrals and staff retention. 
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Standard principles for preventing and controlling infection

Author(s): Chalmers, C., Straub, M.

Designing a healing environment

Author(s): Anderson, E., Huelat, B., Jarvis, A., Johnson, S., Klawiter, A., Lopman, A., Norris, J., Ramsey, C., Shetterly, P., Wyman, M.A.

Cultural transformation and design

Author(s): Hamilton, D.K., & Orr, R.D

Designing the 21st Century Hospital : Environmental Leadership for Healthier Patients, Facilities, & Communities

Author(s): Guenther, R.F., Vittori, G., Atwood, C.