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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Review

Safety, performance, and satisfaction outcomes in the operating room: a literature review.

Joseph A, Bayramzadeh S, Zamani Z, et al. HERD. 2018;11:137-150.

Elements of the work environment can affect the safety of health care delivery. This literature review summarizes research to inform architectural and interior design improvements for operating rooms that support safety. The discussion highlights environmental themes associated with layout, acoustics, and lighting that can affect teamwork, processes, and communication in the operating room.