A model quality improvement program for the management of falls in nursing homes.

@article{Taylor2007AMQ,
  title={A model quality improvement program for the management of falls in nursing homes.},
  author={Jo A Taylor and Patricia A. Parmelee and Holly L Brown and Harry S. Strothers and Elizabeth Capezuti and Joseph G. Ouslander},
  journal={Journal of the American Medical Directors Association},
  year={2007},
  volume={8 3 Suppl},
  pages={S26-36}
}
There is an urgent need for model programs to effectively manage fall risk in nursing homes. Such programs should use best practices and quality improvement (QI) methodology in a manner that is practical for sustained implementation in the current resource-constrained long-term care environment. The Falls Management Program (FMP) represents 13 years of fieldwork (1993-2006). It is an interdisciplinary, multifaceted approach to reducing fall risk that includes systematic screening, assessment… CONTINUE READING

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