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|Author||Zhang, Y.; Tzortzopoulos, P.; Kagioglou, M.|
|Title||Healing built-environment effects on health outcomes: environment–occupant–health framework.|
Zhang, Y., Tzortzopoulos, P., & Kagioglou, M. (2019). Healing built-environment effects on health outcomes: Environment–occupant–health framework. Building Research & Information, 47(6), 747-766.
|Keywords||buildings; built environment; healing; health; healthcare facilities; occupants; outcomes; wellbeing
|Link to article|| https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2017.1411130
|Abstract||An investigation examined the structured scientific evidence on healthcare facilities (the healing built environment – HBE) and its impact on patients’ health outcomes under a holistic conceptual evaluative framework. The integrative review considered 127 papers (of which 59 were review papers). It found there was no adequate framework that could integrate existing research findings holistically. Such a holistic framework needs to demonstrate the cumulative and interactive effects of various HBE characteristics on patients’ health outcomes and wellbeing. An environment–occupant–health (E-O-H) framework is proposed, taking a holistic perspective to identify and evaluate different HBE characteristics. The E-O-H framework should support future research by (1) identifying the HBE characteristics that affect health outcomes; (2) defining appropriate future research designs; and (3) understanding the need for holistic analysis of the integrated effects of diverse HBE characteristics on health outcomes
|Metodology||In this research, a mixed approach is adopted incorporating elements of a systematic literature review, aiming to increase the rigour of the review as well as to support the identification of relevant studies to be included.
|Findings||The existing evidence on the relationship between HBE and health outcomes is growing rapidly. A number of literature reviews were carried out to evaluate and build a credible evidence base. Such reviews highlight the lack of an adequate method that integrates credible findings holistically to demonstrate the cumulative and interactive effects of various environmental aspects on occupants’ wellbeing
|Search Database||Researcher knowledge
|Technique||Systematic literature review|