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Impact of the Design of Neonatal Intensive Care Units on Neonates, Staff, and Families: A Systematic Literature Review

Author(s): Shahheidari, M., Homer, C.
The authors indicate that the design of NICUs incorporating single family rooms as evidence indicates this room type contributes to the better development of babies, facilitates increased parental involvement in care, controls infection, and reduces noise and length of stay. 
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Added December 2018

A review of design recommendations for outdoor areas at healthcare facilities

Author(s): Shukor, S. F. A, Stigsdotter, U. K., Nilsson, K.
The authors allude to the growing body of scientific literature that indicates the positive contribution of natural environments to human health. The stress caused by staying in a healthcare facility can be allayed by supportive outdoor natural environments.
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Added December 2018

A conceptual model for the design process of interventions in healthcare buildings: a method to improve design

Author(s): Caixeta, M. C., Fabricio, M. M.
Added September 2017

Influence of laminar airflow on prosthetic joint infections: A systematic review

Author(s): Gastmeier, P., Breier, A. -C., Brandt, C.
Added August 2020