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dc.contributor.authorBernhardt, Julie
dc.contributor.authorLipson-Smith, Ruby
dc.contributor.authorDavis, Aaron
dc.contributor.authorWhite, Marcus
dc.contributor.authorZeeman, Heidi
dc.contributor.authorPitt, Natalie
dc.contributor.authorShannon, Michelle
dc.contributor.authorCrotty, Maria
dc.contributor.authorChurilov, Leonid
dc.contributor.authorElf, Marie
dc.description.abstractHealthcare facilities are among the most expensive buildings to construct, maintain, and operate. How building design can best support healthcare services, staff, and patients is important to consider. In this narrative review we outline why the healthcare environment matters and describe areas of research focus and current built environment evidence that supports health care in general and stroke care in particular. Ward configuration, corridor design, and staff station placements can all impact care provision, staff and patient behaviour. Contrary to many new ward design approaches, single bed rooms are neither uniformly favoured, nor strongly evidence-based, for people with stroke. Green spaces are important both for staff (helping to reduce stress and errors), patients and relatives, although access to, and awareness of, these and other communal spaces is often poor. Built environment research specific to stroke is limited but increasing and we highlight emerging collaborative multi-stakeholder partnerships (Living Labs) contributing to this evidence base. We believe that involving engaged and informed clinicians in design and research will help shape better hospitals of the future.
dc.publisherSAGE Publications
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInt J Stroke
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical sciences
dc.subject.keywordsEvidence-based design
dc.subject.keywordsHealthcare services
dc.subject.keywordsHospital design and construction
dc.titleEXPRESS: Why hospital design matters: A narrative review of built environments research relevant to stroke care
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationBernhardt, J; Lipson-Smith, R; Davis, A; White, M; Zeeman, H; Pitt, N; Shannon, M; Crotty, M; Churilov, L; Elf, M, EXPRESS: Why hospital design matters: A narrative review of built environments research relevant to stroke care., Int J Stroke, 2021
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered in Griffith Research Online as an advanced online version.
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gro.griffith.authorZeeman, Heidi

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