Falls and consequent injuries in hospitalized patients: effects of an interdisciplinary falls prevention program

@article{Schwendimann2006FallsAC,
  title={Falls and consequent injuries in hospitalized patients: effects of an interdisciplinary falls prevention program},
  author={Ren{\'e} Schwendimann and Hugo B{\"u}hler and Sabina De Geest and Koen Milisen},
  journal={BMC Health Services Research},
  year={2006},
  volume={6},
  pages={69 - 69}
}
BACKGROUND Patient falls in hospitals are common and may lead to negative outcomes such as injuries, prolonged hospitalization and legal liability. Consequently, various hospital falls prevention programs have been implemented in the last decades. However, most of the programs had no sustained effects on falls reduction over extended periods of time. METHODS This study used a serial survey design to examine in-patient fall rates and consequent injuries before and after the implementation of… CONTINUE READING