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The Right Light: Better Lighting Improves Patient Outcomes


By Cathy Jakicic Lighting
well-lit hospital room

Healthcare facilitating are evolving into more comfortable, welcoming, healing environments and lighting can support that change, according to an article on the Healthcare Construction + Operations website.

Advanced lighting design can improve patient and visitor outcomes and comfort and staff productivity.

According to research from the Center for Health Design, the appropriate use of light help ease pain and reduce depression, agitation and the length of hospital stays. 

The research also finds that lighting has a positive impact on the absorption of vitamin D and treating jaundice in newborns.

Cathryn Jakicic is healthcare industries editor of FacilitiesNet.com. For more information on hospital campuses and other medical facilities, check out the FacilitiesNet healthcare page

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