How to Make Health Care Facilities Better for Patients

A wealth of research supports the notion that health care facilities have a significant impact on patients' well being. Studies have shown that views of nature can can reduce the need for pain medication, access to daylight can speed recovery, and better acoustics can reduce demands on the nursing staff. What's more, a range of hospitals and health care organizations have now applied that research to improve the health and wellness of patients and staff. Check out this article, which explores four ways that facilities can improve patient well being and highlights health care facilities that have put that research into practice. A bonus: Links and references to research back up claims in the article.

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