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Evidence-based design in Healthcare is an approach by healthcare providers to immerse patients in soothing environments which promote healing and favorable patient outcomes. Researchers find that Natural Patterns promote soothing thoughts which lead to favorable patient outcomes. We see natural patterns in many places such as symmetries, spirals, meanders, waves and strips. Artifacts which feature the Fibonacci sequence are popular subjects such as leaves, and seeds or Golden Ratios as noted in nautilus shells and Aloe plants. Even complex fractal patterns seen in trees and crystals fall into this realm. These naturally occurring patterns provide a sense of order and a calming effect on viewers, so they serve as favored subjects in healthcare environments.
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Keywords:EBD, Feng Shui, Fibonacci sequence, Fibonacci series, Golden mean, Phi, biophilia, evidence-based design, god's ratio, golden ratio, healthcare art, hospital art, logarithmic spiral, repetitive pattern, spiral, waiting rooms