Falls among adult patients hospitalized in the United States: prevalence and trends
Bouldin EL,et al. | Journal of Patient Safety | 2013

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

The purpose of this study was to provide normative data on fall prevalence in U.S. hospitals by unit type and to determine the 27-month secular trend in falls before the implementation of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS) rule, which does not reimburse hospitals for care related to injury resulting from hospital falls.

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  • Care Settings: Acute Care
  • Clinical Focus: Fall Prevention
  • Content Type: Journal Articles