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Improving the Quality of Care in Hospitals to Reduce Hospital Acquired Infections

Author(s): Koll, B.
Added October 2012

Investigation to determine whether the built environment affects patients' medical outcomes

Author(s): Rubin, Haya R., Owens, Amanda J., Golden, Greta
Added October 2012

Values-Driven Design and Construction: Enriching Community Benefits through Green Hospitals

Author(s): Guenther, R., Vittori, G., Atwood, C.
Added October 2012

Toward an Ecological View of Health: An Imperative for the Twenty-First Century

Author(s): Schettler, T.
Added October 2012

The Basics of Healthcare Failure Mode and Effect Analysis

Author(s): VA National Center for Patient Safety
Added October 2012

Residential Healthcare Facilities 2014 Guidelines Revision Project: Resident Room

Added October 2012

Assessing the mirrors in long-term care homes: a preliminary survey

Author(s): Freysteinson, W. M.
According to geriatric environmental design literature, bringing the home to the long-term care (LTC) environment is key to residents’ comfort. However, the mirror is one environmental element that has received little attention in LTC environments, and yet appears to meet this conceptualization. Mirrors may fit with Lawton’s theory in that it functions to maintain, support, and stimulate the residents, perhaps even more so for those who have limited mobility.
Key Point Summary
Added January 2014

Limiting the Spread of Infection in the Health Care Environment

Author(s): Lankford, M..G., Collins, S. , Youngberg, L., Rooney, D. M. , Warren, J. R. , Noskin, G. A.
Added October 2012

Designing for Patient Safety: Developing Methods to Integrate Patient Safety Concerns in the Design Process

Author(s): Joseph, A., Taylor, E. M. , Quan, X., Jelen, M.
Added October 2012

Enhancing the traditional hospital design process: a focus on patient safety

Author(s): Reiling, J.G., Knutzen, B.L., Wallen, T.K., McCullough, S. , Miller, R., Chernos, S.
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.
Key Point Summary
Added April 2014