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Literature review study: Evidence-based health outcomes and perceptions of the built environment in paediatric hospital facilities

Research project
Active research
Project owner
Institutionen för neurovetenskap och fysiologi

Short description

The objective of this research is to determine the evidence-based impact of the built environment in pediatric hospital facilities on health outcomes in children, parents, and staff. A literature study was carried out on the electronic databases Cochrane Library, Embase, Medline and CINAHL between 2008-2019. The search yielded a total of 1414 articles, and after reviewing in several steps the result is based on eight articles, out of which two articles included health outcomes. The other articles presented results on measures of perceptions/satisfaction for children, parents or staff with the built environment when transitioning to a new or renovated facility. These dimensions were generally higher for the new one. The results indicate a lack of available research in evidence-based design when constructing new pediatric hospital.