Hospital noise still a problem? What’s being done?

Hospital noise still a problem? What’s being done?

Hospital noise still a problem? Here’s what’s being done about it: the ACA requires hospitals to survey patients about their stays, including the noise level, and ties reimbursements to the results.

Hospital noise is bad for health

Hospital noise is bad for health

It’s long been known that hospital noise is bad for health. Dr. Arline Bronzaft wrote about the serious health effects of noise on patients and staff 20 years ago. But the studies continue, as does the noise.

Why hospitals should let you sleep

Why hospitals should let you sleep

Dr. Daniel Fink agrees with this New York Times piece on why hospitals should let you sleep. Uninterrupted sleep is important for everyone, and we should all work together for a quieter world.

Hospitals can be made quieter

Hospitals can be made quieter

Hospitals are surprisingly noisy places. Dr. Daniel Fink wonders why the health care system can organize to treat serious medical problems quickly, but has done so little to make hospitals quieter.

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