Medical complications of intra-hospital patient transports: implications for architectural design and research.

@article{Ulrich2007MedicalCO,
  title={Medical complications of intra-hospital patient transports: implications for architectural design and research.},
  author={Roger S. Ulrich and Xuemei Zhu},
  journal={HERD},
  year={2007},
  volume={1 1},
  pages={
          31-43
        }
}
Literature on healthcare architecture and evidence-based design has rarely considered explicitly that patient outcomes may be worsened by intra-hospital transport (IHT), which is defined as transport of patients within the hospital. The article focuses on the effects of IHTs on patient complications and outcomes, and the implications of such impacts for designing safer, better hospitals. A review of 22 scientific studies indicates that IHTs are subject to a wide range of complications, many of… CONTINUE READING

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