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Recommendations for protecting against and mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic in long-term care facilities

Author(s): Yen, M.-Y., Schwartz, J., King, C.-C., Lee, C.-M., Hsueh, P.-R.

Application and effects of fever screening system in the prevention of nosocomial infection in the only designated hospital of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Shenzhen, China

Author(s): Huang, Ting, Guo, Y., Li, S., Zheng, Y., Lei, L., Zeng, X., Zhong, Q., Liu, Y., Liu, L.

Inadequacy and impact of facility design for adolescents and young adults with cancer

Author(s): Peditto, K., Shepley, M., Sachs, N., Mendle, J., Burrow, A.

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

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.

Infection Prevention: Unique Aspects of Burn Units

Author(s): Palmieri, T. L.

Understanding Design Vulnerabilities in the Physical Environment Relating to Patient Fall Patterns in a Psychiatric Hospital: Seven Years of Sentinel Events

Author(s): Bayramzadeh, S., Portillo, M., Carmel-Gilfilen, C.
​Finding effective ways to prevent patient falls and fall-related injuries has been an ongoing struggle and debate for many modern medical practitioners. Previous studies have shown that nearly 30% of falls that occur in hospital settings result in injuries and, subsequently, additional treatments.
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Anticipated Advantages and Disadvantages of a move to 100% Single Room Hospital in Australia: A Case Study

Author(s): Cusack, L., Wiechula, R., Schultz, T., Dollard, J., Maben, J.

Evaluating the Psychosocial Impact of Indoor Public Spaces in Complex Healthcare Settings

Author(s): Lacanna, G., Wagenaar, C., Avermaete, T., Swami, V.

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. 
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