Meta-analysis of fall-risk tools in hospitalized adults.

  title={Meta-analysis of fall-risk tools in hospitalized adults.},
  author={Linda Harrington and Rosemary Luquire and Nancy Vish and Melissa Winter and Claudia Wilder and Beth P Houser and Ellen Pitcher and Huanying Qin},
  journal={The Journal of nursing administration},
  volume={40 11},
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to identify which fall-risk tool is most accurate for assessing adults in the hospital setting. BACKGROUND Falls can have physical, emotional, social, and financial consequences. Risk assessment affords the first opportunity in prevention. METHODS To standardize the use of a fall-risk tool across the Baylor Health Care System, nurse executives undertook a meta-analysis of published research on fall-risk assessment tools used with adult inpatients… CONTINUE READING