Codinhoto, Ricardo, Tzortzopoulos, Patricia, Kagioglou, Mike, Aouad, Ghassan and Cooper, Rachel (2009) The impacts of the built environment on health outcomes. Facilities, 27 (3/4). pp. 138-151. ISSN 0263-2772Metadata only available from this repository.
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present a conceptual framework that categorises the features and characteristics of the built environment that impact on health outcomes.
Design/methodology/approach – An extensive literature review was carried out. A total of 1,163 abstracts were assessed, leading to 92 papers being reviewed.
Findings – There is a considerable amount of evidence linking healthcare environments to patients' health outcomes, despite the lack of clarity in relation to cause-effect relationships.
Originality/value – The paper proposes a theoretical framework linking different built environment characteristics to health outcomes. This framework provides a structure to group causal effects according to their relation with design features, materials and ambient properties, art and aesthetic aspects and use of the built environment.
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
T Technology > TH Building construction
|Schools:||School of Art, Design and Architecture|
|Depositing User:||Sara Taylor|
|Date Deposited:||21 Jan 2014 15:53|
|Last Modified:||19 Jun 2014 09:32|
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