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Safety, Performance, and Satisfaction Outcomes in the Operating Room: A Literature Review

Author(s): Joseph, A., Bayramzadeh, S., Zamani, Z., Rostenberg, B.
There are many operating rooms (ORs) constructed more than 30 years ago that remain operational today, and many of these spaces are inadequately designed to withstand the processes, equipment, and people needed for contemporary OR procedures. Even in developed countries, patients undergoing inpatient surgeries experience major complications 3-22% of the time.
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The experience of person-centred practice in a 100% single-room environment in acute care settings – a narrative literature review

Author(s): Kelly, R., Brown, D., McCance, T., Boomer, C.
The increasing number of single-patient rooms in healthcare facilities around the world indicates a heightened focus on person-centered practice (PcP). This practice considers how the workflows and physical designs within healthcare environments influence the overall experiences of patients and staff alike.
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Single-Occupancy Patient Rooms: A Systematic Review of the Literature Since 2006

Author(s): Taylor, E., Card, A. J., Piatkowski, M.

Bringing the single versus multi-patient room debate to vulnerable patient populations: A systematic review of the impact of room types on hospitalized older people and people with neurological disorders

Author(s): Shannon, M. M., Lipson-Smith, R., Elf, M., Olver, J., Kramer, S., Bernhardt, J.

Experimental identification of potential falls in older adult hospital patients

Author(s): Cloutier, A., Yang, J., Pati, D., Valipoor, S.

The SCOPE of Hospital Falls: A Systematic Mixed Studies Review

Author(s): Taylor, E., Hignett, S.

Effective Use of the Built Environment to Manage Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia: A Systematic Review

Author(s): Soril, L. J. J., Leggett, L. E., Lorenzetti, D. L., Silvius, J., Robertson, D., Mansell, L., Holroyd-Leduc, J., Noseworthy, T. W., Clement, F. M., Laks, J.
There is a lack of valid and reliable research in the area of impact of built environment interventions in managing behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.
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Developing a multi-systemic fall prevention model, incorporating the physical environment, the care process and technology: A systematic review

Author(s): Choi, Y.-S., Lawler, E., Boenecke, C. A., Ponatoski, E. R., Zimring, C. M.
Falls are the most frequently reported negative events in hospitals in the United States and other countries, and about one-third of them result in injury of some type. Injury from falls can result in increased hospital stays, increased costs and litigation, among other problems. The authors reviewed the literature on falls, fall injuries, fall risk factors, and interventions to better understand the effectiveness of different methods for fall prevention in hospital settings.
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