In-Hospital Sequelae of Injurious Falls in 24 Medical/Surgical Units in Four Hospitals in the United States.
Hill AM, Jacques A, Chandler AM, Richey PA, Mion LC, Shorr RI. | Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations | 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Up to 50% of patient falls in the hospital result in injury. This study was conducted to determine whether injurious falls were associated with increased hospital length of stay (LOS), discharge to a place other than home, and in-hospital mortality.

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