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Healing built-environment effects on health outcomes: environment–occupant–health framework

Zhang, Yufan, Tzortzopoulos, Patricia and Kagioglou, Mike (2018) Healing built-environment effects on health outcomes: environment–occupant–health framework. Buliding Research and Information. ISSN 0961-3218

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Abstract

An investigation examined the structured scientific evidence on healthcare facilities (the healing built environment – HBE) and its impact on patients’ health outcomes under a holistic conceptual evaluative framework. The integrative review considered 127 papers (of which 59 were review papers). It found there was no adequate framework that could integrate existing research findings holistically. Such a holistic framework needs to demonstrate the cumulative and interactive effects of various HBE characteristics on patients’ health outcomes and wellbeing. An environment–occupant–health (E-O-H) framework is proposed, taking a holistic perspective to identify and evaluate different HBE characteristics. The E-O-H framework should support future research by (1) identifying the HBE characteristics that affect health outcomes; (2) defining appropriate future research designs; and (3) understanding the need for holistic analysis of the integrated effects of diverse HBE characteristics on health outcomes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: buildings, built environment, healing, health, healthcare facilities, occupants, outcomes, wellbeing
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
T Technology > TH Building construction
Schools: School of Art, Design and Architecture
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Depositing User: Sally Hughes
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2018 08:48
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2018 15:01
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/34365

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