Taking on toxics II: Health care without harm
The Multinational Monitor
The Experience of a Community Hospital in Quantifying and Reducing Patient Falls.
Journal of Nursing Care Quality
While patient falls always were reported to the Hospital Quality Management Committee and to the Nursing Quality Management Committee at John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, most reports were made anecdotally. There was no critical review of the cause and effect of falls nor was there any "trending" on a month-to-month basis. Questions raised about specific falls that resulted in patient injuries led Nursing Administration to conduct a retrospective review of all patient falls.
An Investigation To Determine Whether the Built Environment Affects Patient's Medical Outcomes
The Center for Health Design
Architectural features and perceptions of community residences for people with mental retardation
American Journal of Mental Retardation
Modifying Quiet Room Design Enhances Calming of Children and Adolescents
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Long-term institutional residents: does the environment affect outcomes?
Journal of Royal College of Physicians of London
Physical Design, Social Climate, and Staff Turnover in Skilled Nursing Facilities
Journal of Long Term Care Adminstration
High staff turnover in skilled nursing facilities increases workloads, recruitment, hiring, and training as well as negatively impacts morale, social relationships, and quality of care. Examining the overall work context of nursing homes—including their physical design features and social climate—could help to better understand and improve employee retention.
Social interaction on a geriatrics ward
The International Journal of Social Psychiatry
Enhancing the traditional hospital design process: a focus on patient safety
The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Safety
The current study is an overview of innovative system engineering and patient safety factors, named as the Synergy model that a hospital system utilized to design their new facility.
Designing for Patient Safety: Developing Methods to Integrate Patient Safety Concerns in the Design Process