Serious Falls in Hospitalized Patients: Correlates and Resource Utilization
Bates DW, et al. | American Journal of Medicine | 1995

In this retrospective chart review study of 62 cases, Bates, et al, found a strong correlation between falls and a 12 day increase in hospital LOS (71%) as well as a $4233 higher cost of care per patient (61%) in 1995 dollars.

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  • Care Settings: Acute Care
  • Clinical Focus: Fall Prevention
  • Content Type: Journal Articles
  • Reference: Bates DW, Pruess K, Souney P, Platt R. Serious Falls in Hospitalized Patients: Correlates and Resource Utilization. American Journal of Medicine. 1995; 99(2):137-143