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From fable to reality at Parkland Hospital: the impact of evidence-based design strategies on patient safety, healing, and satisfaction in an adult inpatient environment.

Rich RK, Jimenez FE, Puumala SE, et al. From fable to reality at Parkland Hospital: the impact of evidence-based design strategies on patient safety, healing, and satisfaction in an adult inpatient environment. HERD. 2020:1937586720970198. Epub 2020/11/13.    

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February 10, 2021
Rich RK, Jimenez FE, Puumala SE, et al. HERD. 2020;14(3):65-82.

Design changes in health care settings can improve patient safety. In this single-site study, researchers found that new hospital design elements (single patient acuity-adaptable rooms, decentralized nursing stations, access to nature, etc.) improved patient satisfaction but did not impact patient outcomes such as length, falls, medication events, or healthcare-associated infections.  

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Rich RK, Jimenez FE, Puumala SE, et al. From fable to reality at Parkland Hospital: the impact of evidence-based design strategies on patient safety, healing, and satisfaction in an adult inpatient environment. HERD. 2020:1937586720970198. Epub 2020/11/13.