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A design for a more efficient, upper room germicidal ultraviolet air disinfection luminaire

Author(s): Milonova, S., Brandston, H. M., Rudnick, S., Ngai, P., Simonson, K., Rahman, S. F., Nardell, E.

Improved system and method for illumination and ventilation of an operating room

Author(s): Jacobs, V. A., Van Gaever, R., Hanselaer, P., Vanlanduit, S., Rombauts, P., Diltoer, M.

Impact of the Physical Environment of Residential Health, Care, and Support Facilities (RHCSF) on Staff and Residents A Systematic Review of the Literature

Author(s): Joseph, A., Choi, Y.-S., Quan, X.
Strategies related to the design of the built environment should be considered within the context of the culture of the organization and the resident population. This study of the physical environment of residential health, care, and support facilities addresses the range of settings and population, where other studies have been lacking. The literature review strongly suggests that the built environment is an important component of care provided in residential care settings.
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Exploring Perceptions of Designers and Medical Staff in South Korea about Design Elements for the Elder-Friendly Hospital

Author(s): Kim, D., Lee, J. H., Ha, M.
The elderly population is growing around the world and so is the geriatric patient population. The authors indicate that despite the fact that the elderly will soon be the primary users of healthcare services, healthcare facilities are not designed for the elderly. In this study, designers and medical staff were asked to rate the importance of 33 design elements in the context of an elder-friendly hospital.
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Self-disinfecting surfaces: Review of current methodologies and future prospects

Author(s): Weber, D. J., Rutala, W. A.

Impact of daylight illumination on reducing patient length of stay in hospital after coronary artery bypass graft surgery

Author(s): Joarder, A. R., Price, A. D. F.
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Life Safety Code Comparison

Author(s): Crowley, M. A., Harper, J. E.

Healing environment: A review of the impact of physical environmental factors on users

Author(s): Huisman, E. R. C. M., Morales, E., van Hoof, J., Kort, H. S. M.
According to the authors, research that examines the physical environment and its impact on the healing and well-being of human beings has been growing in the last several years. There is increasing availability of literature on evidence-based design.
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Healthcare Environmental Terms and Outcome Measures: An Evidence-based Design Glossary

Author(s): Quan, X., Malone, E., Joseph, A., Pati, D.

Building the evidence base for evidence-based design: Editors' introduction

Author(s): Zimring, C., Bosch, S.