Falls in hospital increase length of stay regardless of degree of harm
Dunne TJ, et al. | Journal of Evaluation In Clinical Practice | 2014

Abstract

RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES:

Acute inpatient falls are common and serious adverse events that lead to injury, prolonged hospitalization and increased cost of care. To determine the difference in total acute hospital care length of stay (LOS) for patients with and without an in-hospital fall (IHF), regardless of degree of harm.

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