Preventing Falls and Falls Related Injuries in Hospitals
Oliver D, et al. | Clinical Geriatric Medicine | 2010

The majority of hospital beds in the developed nations are occupied by older people, many of whom have been admitted because of mobility problems, falls or injury from falls.  With the population aging and projected increases in the number of people surviving with functional impairment, cognitive impairment or multiple long-term conditions, these trends are likely to continue making fall prevention a very pressing risk management challenge for hospitals and a real threat to patient safety.

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  • Care Settings: Acute Care
  • Clinical Focus: Fall Prevention
  • Content Type: Journal Articles
  • Reference: Oliver D, Healy F, Haines TP. Preventing Falls and Falls Related Injuries in Hospitals. Clinical Geriatric Medicine. 2010; 26(4):645-682.