Priority 13 from the Paediatric Hospital Care PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What is the impact of the patient’s room/environment on health outcomes on the general paediatric inpatient unit? (e.g. noise, lights, private/shared room, window/no window) (JLA PSP Priority 13)
Overall ranking 13
JLA question ID 0114/13
Explanatory note Children hospitalized on a general paediatric inpatient unit are not in an environment they are familiar, as such, it is important to understand how the patient's room can impact their health outcomes 

van Veenendaal, N. R., Heideman, W. H., Limpens, J., van der Lee, J. H., van Goudoever, J. B., van Kempen, A. A., & van der Schoor, S. R. (2019). Hospitalising preterm infants in single family rooms versus open bay units: a systematic review and meta-analysis. The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, 3(3), 147-157.

van Veenendaal, N. R., van Kempen, A. A., Franck, L. S., O'Brien, K., Limpens, J., van der Lee, J. H., ... & van der Schoor, S. R. (2020). Hospitalising preterm infants in single family rooms versus open bay units: A systematic review and meta-analysis of impact on parents. EClinicalMedicine, 23, 100388. [PARENTS]

Health Research Classification System category Generic health relevance
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples What is the evidence for environmental interventions to reduce stress for families and staff? ~ The benefits of private rooms vs shared rooms ~ Window bed vs no window bed - effects on recovery and mental health ~ Appropriate assignment of roommates in shared rooms ~ Security for patients and staff with potentially violent patients ~ Cleanliness and disinfecting rooms at the time of patient turn over ~ The effect of noise/lights in a general pediatric ward on the healing and wellbeing of children admitted to the ward ~ Effect of noise/lights at night on the pediatric ward for children admitted to the ward ~ could more space in hospital rooms to allow for mobility (such as dedicated playmat for time out of cribs for infants) decrease length of stay?  
Submitted by 3 x physician, 1 x friend/family member, 1 x physical therapist  
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0114
PSP name Paediatric Hospital Care (Canada)
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 75  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 18th and 19th August 2021