The built environment and its impact on health outcomes and experiences of patients, significant others and staff—A protocol for a systematic review
Journal article, 2020

Aim: This review will identify, evaluate and synthesize the literature related to evidence-based design of healthcare environments and to identify impacts of the built environment on the outcomes and experiences of patients, significant others and staff. Design: A mixed-method systematic review of literature 2010–2018. Methods: Database searches for evidence in peer-reviewed journals will be conducted electronically using CINAHL, Medline, SCOPUS and Web of Science. Abstract, full-text screening and data extraction will be completed independently by the reviewers. Quality assessment will follow Swedish Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Social Services Assessment. Results: This review will offer knowledge for informed decisions about the design of the healthcare environment. The review is comprehensive, includes a large volume of literature various research designs and will highlight the knowledge gap in evidence-based design and provide a breadth of knowledge about the built environments and its impact on health and well-being.

health facilities

physical environment

health outcomes

healthcare users

evidence-based design

built environment

Author

Marie Elf

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Design

Dalarna university

A. Anaker

Dalarna university

Elizabeth Marcheschi

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Design

Ásgeir Sigurjónsson

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Design

Roger Ulrich

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Design

Nursing Open

20541058 (eISSN)

Vol. In press

Subject Categories

Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy

Information Studies

Information Systemes, Social aspects

DOI

10.1002/nop2.452

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3/10/2020