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Understanding Design Vulnerabilities in the Physical Environment Relating to Patient Fall Patterns in a Psychiatric Hospital: Seven Years of Sentinel Events

Author(s): Bayramzadeh, S., Portillo, M., Carmel-Gilfilen, C.
​Finding effective ways to prevent patient falls and fall-related injuries has been an ongoing struggle and debate for many modern medical practitioners. Previous studies have shown that nearly 30% of falls that occur in hospital settings result in injuries and, subsequently, additional treatments.
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Added March 2019

Horseshoe, Cockpit, and Dragonfly: Nurse Movement in Headwall Patient Rooms

Author(s): Hamilton, D. K.
Added December 2018

Anticipated Advantages and Disadvantages of a move to 100% Single Room Hospital in Australia: A Case Study

Author(s): Cusack, L., Wiechula, R., Schultz, T., Dollard, J., Maben, J.
Added August 2020

Exploring the Effects of Clinical Exam Room Design on Communication, Technology Interaction, and Satisfaction

Author(s): Zamani, Z., Harper, E. C.
The use of electronic health records (EHRs) in exam rooms is common, but research assessing the impact of EHRs on the exam experience is mixed.  Limited research for healthcare design suggests exam room layouts can influence patient-provider interactions through improved information sharing.
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Added August 2020

Window design strategies for environmentally friendly and energy efficient patient rooms: A case study in the Belgian context

Author(s): Eisazadeh, N., Allacker, K., De Troyer, F.
Added August 2020

Keeping clean in the reading room: An initiative to improve workstation hygiene

Author(s): Campbell, J., Lee, E., Vakharia, A., McGinty, K.
Added August 2020

Time-series analysis of health care–associated infections in a new hospital with all private rooms

Author(s): McDonald, E. G., Dendukuri, N., Frenette, C., Lee, T. C.
Added October 2020