Small, large design changes can improve kids' recovery time

June 2008
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Jun2008, Vol. 82 Issue 6, p62
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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.


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