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Environmental factors and outcomes in mental health and addiction clinical settings: Summary

A summary of the impact of environmental factors on a range of outcomes for service users and staff in mental health and addiction clinical settings.

The purpose of this document is to:

  1. provide DHB and NGO managers, funders, planners and designers, and clinicians with an easily accessible summation of the existing knowledge around physical features of the clinical treatment environment that may influence clinical outcomes
  2. summarise the existent literature as a basis for advising on best practice for the physical design of mental health and addition clinical environments
  3. provide a critical appraisal of research evidence for the use of researchers wishing to empirically study the relationship between environmental factors and clinical outcomes.

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