From the Patient Safety Monitor Blog: Noise levels can be hazardous to patient safety

Patient Safety Monitor Insider

June 2, 2010

Hospitals are noisy places, and the increase in technology-based care has only added to the volume, according to an article in The Boston Globe. However, some hospitals are trying to reduce noise levels through unique building design and internal programs in an effort to not just make patients happier, but to improve their safety and potential for healing.

Studies have shown that patients heal faster when noise levels are lower, encouraging longer sleep periods with fewer disruptions.

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