Evidence based design

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Evidence based design

There is a mounting body of research evidence that has lead to a field called, "Evidence based design" for medical facilities. It has shown that patients in medical facilities such as surgical care units are able to be dischared significantly earlier, take fewer pain medications, and take fewer sedative medications when their environment includes engrossing images (usually photographs) of nature scenes. Here's a resource for more info on this topic:
http://bit.ly/ArtsInHealthCare