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J R Soc Med. 1988 November; 81(11): 643.
PMCID: PMC1291842

Light and length of stay in hospital.


A study was carried out to examine whether the time spent as an inpatient in hospital showed a seasonal dependence which could be attributed to differences in ambient lighting levels between summer and winter. It was found that the season of admission to hospital did not make any appreciable difference to how long patients took to recover before they were discharged.

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  • Lewy AJ, Sack RL. Light therapy and psychiatry. Proc Soc Exp Biol Med. 1986 Oct;183(1):11–18. [PubMed]

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