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OBJECTIVES To compare three different methods of falls reporting and examine the characteristics of the data missing from the hospital incident reporting system. DESIGN Fourteen-month prospective observational study nested within a randomized controlled trial. SETTING Rehabilitation, stroke, medical, surgical, and orthopedic wards in Perth and Brisbane,(More)
OBJECTIVE Panton-Valentine leukocidin expressing Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia, an infection that affects predominantly young people, has a mortality rate of > 70% despite aggressive conventional management. Little information is available on the management of patients with Panton-Valentine leukocidin expressing S. aureus pneumonia with extracorporeal(More)
OBJECTIVE This study seeks to examine whether existing study-level data meta-analysis approaches can be used to produce unbiased and precise effect estimates relative to meta-analyses conducted using patient-level data, where a recurrent event is the outcome of interest. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING Data from two studies focusing on the prevention of falls in(More)
BACKGROUND Falls are a common adverse event during hospitalization of older adults, and few interventions have been shown to prevent them. METHODS This study was a 3-group randomized trial to evaluate the efficacy of 2 forms of multimedia patient education compared with usual care for the prevention of in-hospital falls. Older hospital patients (n = 1206)(More)
BACKGROUND Falls increase with age, with substantial patient harm resulting in high healthcare utilisation. High level evidence exists for a range of effective falls prevention strategies. OBJECTIVE To provide an evidence based update of falls prevention recommendations, applicable to the primary care setting. DISCUSSION For older adults in the(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To evaluate a systematic, coordinated approach to limit the severity and minimize the number of falls in an acute care hospital. BACKGROUND Patient falls are a significant cause of preventable injury and death, particularly in older patients. Best practice principles mandate that hospitals identify those patients at risk of falling and(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the effectiveness of a digital video disc (DVD) with that of a written workbook delivering falls prevention education to older hospital patients on self-perceived risk of falls, perception of falls epidemiology, knowledge of prevention strategies, and motivation and confidence to engage in self-protective strategies. To compare the(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to examine whether older people are prepared to engage in appropriate falls prevention strategies after discharge from hospital. DESIGN AND METHODS We used a semi-structured interview to survey older patients about to be discharged from hospital and examined their knowledge regarding falls prevention strategies to utilize(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify factors that are associated with older patients' engagement in exercise in the 6 months after hospital discharge. DESIGN A prospective observational study using qualitative and quantitative evaluation. SETTING Follow-up of hospital patients in their home setting after discharge from a metropolitan general hospital. PARTICIPANTS(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to determine (i) risk factors for postdischarge falls and (ii) the effect of inpatient falls prevention education on rates of falls after discharge. METHODS Participants (n = 343) were a prospective cohort nested within a randomized controlled trial (n = 1,206) of falls prevention patient education in hospital compared with(More)