Hospitals for adults could learn from design of pediatric settings

08/22/2013 | BeckersHospitalReview.com

Children's hospitals offer a welcoming atmosphere with bright colors, toys, music and art, and adult hospitals can follow that example to improve the experience of patients, according to an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association by a University of Pennsylvania medical student. Adult facilities don't need toys, but there is a "need to recognize that the environment, the practice patterns and the mission of a hospital make a direct difference in patient care," Mark A. Attiah wrote.

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