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'Sound Effects'

Health Facilities Design article focuses on A&M professor's hospital noise research



The cover story in the Sept. 2004 issue of Health Facilities Design magazine featured research by Texas A&M architecture professor Roger Ulrich on the effect of hospital noise on patient recovery. When the story was published, Ulrich had recently spent about six months researching evidence-based design for the Center for Health Design. He analyzed a scientific studies focused on noise and patient outcomes, which provided proof that patients and staff do better in quiet settings.

The story, “Sound Effects,” by Dana Dubbs, is available on the Health Facilities Management Web site at:


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