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Measures of Crowding in the Emergency Department: A Systematic Review

Author(s): Hwang, U., McCarthy, M. L., Aronsky, D., Asplin, B., Crane, P. W., Craven, C. K., Epstein, S. K., Fee, C., Handel, D. A., Pines, J. M., Rathlev, N. K., Schafermeyer, R. W., Zwemer, F. L.. Jr., Bernstein, S. L.
Added December 2018

Developing a multi-systemic fall prevention model, incorporating the physical environment, the care process and technology: A systematic review

Author(s): Choi, Y.-S., Lawler, E., Boenecke, C. A., Ponatoski, E. R., Zimring, C. M.
Falls are the most frequently reported negative events in hospitals in the United States and other countries, and about one-third of them result in injury of some type. Injury from falls can result in increased hospital stays, increased costs and litigation, among other problems. The authors reviewed the literature on falls, fall injuries, fall risk factors, and interventions to better understand the effectiveness of different methods for fall prevention in hospital settings.
Key Point Summary
Added April 2019

Acoustic design approach for hospitals

Author(s): Clarke, S.
Added October 2017

Neighborhood environment and physical activity among youth a review

Author(s): Ding, D., Sallis, J. F., Kerr, J., Lee, S., Rosenberg, D. E.
Added October 2017

Flexibility: Beyond the Buzzword—Practical Findings from a Systematic Literature Beview

Author(s): Carthey, J., Chow, V., Jung, Y. M., Mills, S.
While many healthcare facilities claim to have incorporated flexibility and adaptability into their new design, few have documented the outcomes of such claims. In reality, many healthcare facilities are outdated before they are built and fully occupied. These facilities then require extensive renovation and replacement during their life cycle to respond to changing demands of demographics, technology, and care delivery models. 
Key Point Summary
Added February 2020