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The Knowledge Repository is a complete, user-friendly database of healthcare design research references that continues to grow with the latest peer-reviewed publications. Start with our Knowledge Repository for all of your searches for articles and research citations on healthcare design topics. Access full texts through the source link, read key point summaries, or watch slidecasts. Expand your search and find project briefs, interviews, and other relevant resources by visiting our Insights & Solutions page.


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The clinical and environmental effects of an advanced air purification technology in multiple healthcare settings

Author(s): Urrutia, A. R., Stawicki, S. P., Kimble, C. N., Worrilow, K. C.
Added October 2023

Better sleep experience for the critically ill: A comprehensive strategy for designing hospital soundscapes

Author(s): Birdja, D., Özcan, E.
Added September 2023

Efficacy of a far-ultraviolet-C light technology for continuous decontamination of air and surfaces

Author(s): Memic, S., Osborne, A. O., Cadnum, J. L., Donskey, C. J.
Added August 2023

Human-Centred Health-Care Environments: A New Framework for Biophilic Design

Author(s): Tekin, B. H., Urbano Gutiérrez, R.
Added August 2023

Hospital Crowdedness Evaluation and in-Hospital Resource Allocation Based on Image Recognition Technology

Author(s): Deng, L., Cheng, F., Gao, X., Yu, W., Shi, J., Zhou, L., Zhang, L., Li, M., Wang, Z., Zhang, Y.-D., Lv, Y.
Added August 2023

Adaptability in Healthcare Buildings: A Perspective Through Joseph Bracops Hospital

Author(s): Scialpi, G., Declercq, J.
Added July 2023

Critical care 1950 to 2022: Evolution of medicine, nursing, technology, and design

Author(s): Hamilton, D. K., Kisacky, J., Zilm, F.
Added June 2023

Promoting mental health recovery by design: Physical, procedural, and relational security in the context of the mental health built environment

Author(s): Wilson, R. L., Hutton, A., Foureur, M.
Research shows that effective inpatient mental health care should include environments that are safe, purposeful, and stabilizing. Environments that foster physical security, support therapeutic interactions between users and systems, and promote procedural security can benefit patients, family members, and staff.
Key Point Summary
Added April 2023

On the restorative break: Understanding the role of break room design on nurse engagement and satisfaction

Author(s): Lorusso, L., Ossmann, M., Orozco, T., Lawson, L.
Research demonstrates that breaks are important in mitigating the physical, cognitive, and emotional demands of nursing work. It is important that nursing unit break areas are not only accessible but also restorative.
Key Point Summary
Added April 2023

Hospitals’ energy efficiency in the perspective of saving resources and providing quality services through technological options: A systematic literature review

Author(s): Psillaki, M., Apostolopoulos, N., Makris, I., Liargovas, P., Apostolopoulos, S., Dimitrakopoulos, P., Sklias, G.
Added February 2023

The Role of the Physical Environment in the Hospital of the 21st Century: A Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity

Author(s): Ulrich, R. S., Zimring, C., Quan, X., Joseph, A., Choudhary, R.
Added December 2022

Towards the OR of the future: Introducing an adaptive and technology-embracing OR wing layout

Author(s): Amato, C., Yang, C., Bernhard, L., Giulianotti, P. C., Kondrat, P., Ratib, O., Wilhelm, D.
Added October 2022

Designing hospitals through the lens of universal design. An evaluation tool to enhance inclusive healthcare facilities

Author(s): Garofolo, I., Bencini, G., Arenghi, A., Mosca, E. I., White, J., Steinfeld, E., Capolongo, S.
Added September 2022

Patient Outcomes and Lessons Learned From Treating Patients With Severe COVID-19 at a Long-term Acute Care Hospital: Single-Center Retrospective Study

Author(s): Grevelding, Pete, Hrdlicka, Henry Charles, Holland, Steve, Cullen, Lorraine, Meyer, Amanda, Connors, Catherine, Cooper, Darielle, Greco, Allison
Added August 2022

Energy analysis and forecast of a major modern hospital

Author(s): Liu, A., Ma, Y., Miller, W., Xia, B., Zedan, S., Bonney, B.
Globally, roughly 4.4% of all carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions come from the health sector. In some countries, the public health sector may regularly be the leading energy user and emitter. There is diverging evidence to suggest whether regional climate patterns or building occupancy have a greater impact on energy use within healthcare facilities.
Key Point Summary
Added August 2022

Shock-absorbing flooring for fall-related injury prevention in older adults and staff in hospitals and care homes: the SAFEST systematic review

Author(s): Drahota, A., Felix, L. M., Raftery, J., Keenan, B., Lachance, C. C., Mackey, D. C., Markham, C., Laing, A. C., Farrell-Savage, K., Okunribido, O.
Added July 2022

Improving parents’ experience in the pediatric emergency waiting room: Researching the most optimal design for an information tool

Author(s): Otero, P., Scott, P., Martin, S. Z., Huesing, E., Marcilly, R., van Heerde, M., Schiro, J., Dusseljee-Peute, L.
Added June 2022

The small house model to support older adults in long-term care

Author(s): Longstaff, W., Filkowski, J., Severn, M.
Added February 2022

Designing palliative care facilities to better support patient and family care: A staff perspective

Author(s): McLaughlan, R., Richards, K., Lipson-Smith, R., Collins, A., Philip, J.
There are several factors that make palliative care unique, including longer lengths of stay, the number of visitors, and considerations around end-of-life care. Staff perceive that privacy, a homelike environment, and safety are important for their ability to provide comfort and support to both patients and families.
Key Point Summary
Added February 2022

Tours and maps operations as movement mechanism in indoor wayfinding

Author(s): Mustikawati, T., Yatmo, Y. A., Atmodiwirjo, P.
Added October 2021