Source: Clinical Orthopaedics and Releated Research, 2011, 469(12) p.3462-3468
Date of publication: December 2011
Publication type: Research article
In a nutshell: Authors examined the impact of a multidisciplinary Falls-prevention Program (FPP) on the incidence of inpatient falls and fall-related injuries in an orthopaedic hospital during a 6-year period. A cost analysis was performed to calculate costs incurred as a result of falls. Study concluded over 5 years period, the fall rate preintervention was significantly higher than the fall rate postintervention and there were significant decreases in fall incidence, fall-related morbidity, and consequent costs.
Length of publication: 7 pages
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