TITLE

Small, large design changes can improve kids' recovery time

PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Jun2008, Vol. 82 Issue 6, p62
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that children's hospitals and other pediatric units should minimize or eliminate loud noise, high light levels and infectious pathogens, according a report released by the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions and the Center for Health Design. The report is based on a scientific review of 320 evidence-based design studies. It concludes that the physical environment of health care settings affects the clinical, physiological, psychosocial and safety outcomes among pediatric patients and families.
ACCESSION #
32634118

 

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