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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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Navigating Complex Buildings: Cognition, Neuroscience and Architectural Design

Author(s): Dalton, R. C., Hölscher, C., Spiers, H. J., Gero, S. J.
Added May 2016

Keeping an Eye Out: Real Time, Real World Modeling of Behavior in Health Care Settings

Author(s): Beorkrem, C., Danilowicz, S., Sauda, E., Souvenir, R., Spurlock, S., Lanclos, D., Thomsen, R. M., Tamke, M., Gengnagel, C., Faircloth, B., Scheurer, F.
Added May 2016

Layout Planning Problems in Health Care

Author(s): Arnolds, I., Nickel, S., Eiselt, A. H., Marianov, V.
Added May 2016

Antimicrobials in Hospital Furnishings: Do They Help Reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections?

Author(s): Schettler, T.
Added May 2016

The Efficacy of Visual Cues to Improve Hand Hygiene Compliance

Author(s): Nevo, Igal, Fitzpatrick, Maureen, Thomas, Ruth-Everett, Gluck, Paul A., Lenchus, Joshua D., Arheart, Kristopher L., Birnbach, David J.
Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) affect patients at hospitals and other facilities. Hand hygiene compliance (HHC) among healthcare workers is important and was called upon by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2009 for improvement and sustainability.
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Added June 2016

A mixed integer programming formulation for solving operating theatre layout problem: A multi-goal approach

Author(s): Chraibi, A., Kharraja, S., Osman, I. H., Elbeqqali, O.
Added June 2016

Acoustical standards and criteria documentation of sustainability in hospital design and construction

Author(s): Evans, J., Himmel, C.
Added June 2016

Achieving the acoustical credit within the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) for healthcare green building rating system and changes within the forthcoming 2014 Guidelines

Author(s): Horan, Daniel M., Latour, J.-F.
Added June 2016

A Framework for Genetic Algorithm Application in Hospital Facility Layout Design

Author(s): Ibrahim, A.
Added June 2016

Operational Scenarios Simulation to Support Building Design: A Hospital Design Case Study

Author(s): Simeone, D., Toldo, I., Cursi, S.
Added June 2016

Hospital Patient Room Design for Desert Climates: Effect of Room Shape on Window Design for Daylighting

Author(s): Sherif, A., Sabry, H., Wagdy, A.
Added June 2016

The effect of hospital layout on caregiver-patient communication patterns

Author(s): Pachilova, R., Sailer, K.
This article suggests that the field of evidence-based design (EBD), which considers information from case evaluations and credible research during design-related decision processes, has only marginally examined hospital layouts and their effects. As a result, this study attempts to build on the tradition of “Space Syntax” research, which is a theory that explores how space controls and generates encounters between inhabitants and visitors of certain spaces and how these two groups engage in communication.
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Added June 2016

Are Split Flow and Provider in Triage Models in the Emergency Department Effective in Reducing Discharge Length of Stay?

Author(s): Pierce, B. A., Gormley, D.
This paper presents a quality improvement (QI) project by comparing the performance of two different emergency departments (EDs). The idea behind the split flow model is to allow for a second flow stream of patients through the ED, parallel to the regular acute/critical care flow stream, that is ultimately intended for patients with problems that are not considered complex. The role of the provider in the triage (PIT) model is to enhance patient triage assessment by providing patients with an upfront evaluation upon entering the ED.
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Added June 2016

Considerations for choosing appropriate healthcare waste management treatment technologies: a case study from an East Midlands NHS Trust, in England

Author(s): Lee, S., Vaccari, M., Tudor, T.
Hospitals have the potential to significantly improve their socioeconomic and environmental conditions through the implementation of sound policies that are backed by solid research. Developing a strong evidence base for such policy decisions is therefore imperative. The National Health Service (NHS) is among the largest organizations in the United Kingdom, and is also very energy intensive and a prolific producer of waste
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Added June 2016

A Recovery-Oriented Care Approach: Weighing the Pros and Cons of a Newly Built Mental Health Facility

Author(s): Ahern, C. C., Bieling, P., McKinnon, M. C., McNeely, H. E., Langstaff, K.
An inpatient mental health hospital was renovated with a newly built environment that incorporated patient-centered, clinically informed designs in an attempt to improve overall safety and quality of care. The new designs were considerably expensive and had extensive design implications for other parts of the hospital outside of the mental health facility.
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Added June 2016

Mental health facility design: The case for person-centred care

Author(s): Golembiewski, J. A.
Added June 2016

The ability of environmental healthcare design strategies to impact event related anxiety in pediatric patients: A comprehensive systematic review

Author(s): Norton-Westwood, D.
Healthcare settings such as hospitals or dentists’ offices have been known to contribute to the anxiety often experienced by patients receiving treatment. Anxiety has been linked to various health concerns, manifesting both physiologically and psychologically, that can result in prolonged hospital stays and other complications.
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Added June 2016

Exploring the effect of space and place on response to exercise therapy for knee and hip pain—a protocol for a double-blind randomised controlled clinical trial: the CONEX trial

Author(s): Sandal, L.-F., Thorlund, J. B., Ulrich, R. S., Dieppe, P. A., Roos, E. M.
Added July 2016

Impact of new water systems on healthcare-associated colonization or infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Author(s): Lefebvre, A., Quantin, C., Vanhems, P., Lucet, J. C., Bertrand, X., Astruc, K., Chavanet, P., Aho-Glélé, L. S.
Added July 2016

Patient Engagement in the Medical Facility Waiting Room Using Gamified Healthcare Information Delivery

Author(s): Nah, F. F.-H., Tan, C.-H., Hassan, R., Twyman, N. W., Nah, F. F.-H., Siau, K.
Added July 2016