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The impacts of the built environment on health outcomes

Codinhoto, R, Tzortzopoulos, P, Kagioglou, M and Aouad, G 2009, 'The impacts of the built environment on health outcomes' , Facilities, 27 (3/4) , pp. 138-151.

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    Abstract

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present a conceptual framework that categorises the features and characteristics of the built environment that impact on health outcomes. Design/methodology/approach – An extensive literature review was carried out. A total of 1,163 abstracts were assessed, leading to 92 papers being reviewed. Findings: There is a considerable amount of evidence linking healthcare environments to patients’ health outcomes, despite the lack of clarity in relation to cause-effect relationships. Originality/value – The paper proposes a theoretical framework linking different built environment characteristics to health outcomes. This framework provides a structure to group causal effects according to their relation with design features, materials and ambient properties, art and aesthetic aspects and use of the built environment.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Environmental health and safety, environmental psychology, facilities, design
    Themes: Built and Human Environment
    Health and Wellbeing
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Salford Centre for Research & Innovation (SCRI)
    Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
    Journal or Publication Title: Facilities
    Publisher: Emerald
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 0263-2772
    Depositing User: Dr Patricia Tzortzopoulos Fazenda
    Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2011 12:49
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:15
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/18593

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