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Hospital Buildings Can Heal According to First Comprehensive Report on Impact of Physical Environment on Child Patients
Date:5/7/2008

nable quality improvement techniques available to prevent hospital-acquired conditions such as infections and falls; injuries to staff; errors due to unnecessary intra-hospital patient transfers; and stress and anxiety due to noisy and confusing environments."

According to Sadler, these techniques position hospitals well for several major forces beginning to change reimbursement formulas and that require public reporting of quality and safety outcomes and patient satisfaction scores. "When including multi-year operating impacts," added Sadler, "evidence-based design is an excellent long term investment."

Evidence for Innovation Executive Summary or full report can be obtained by contacting Gillian Ray at gray@nachri.org. The scientific methodology is included in both publications.

About the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions

NACHRI is a membership organization of children's hospitals with more than 215 members in the United States, Canada, Australia, China, Italy and the United Kingdom. NACHRI promotes the health and well-being of children and their families through support of children's hospitals and health systems that are committed to excellence in providing health care to children. It does so through education, research, health promotion and advocacy. http://www.childrenshospitals.net.

About The Center for Health Design

The Center for Health Design is a leading non-profit research and advocacy organization of forward-thinking healthcare and design professionals who are leading the quest to improve the quality of healthcare through building architecture and design. Our mission is to transform healthcare settings - including hospitals, clinics, physician offices, and nursing homes - into healing environments that contribute to health and improve outcomes through the cre
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