Falls-prevention program in an orthopaedic setting reduces falls and costs

Source: Clinical Orthopaedics and Releated Research, 2011,  469(12)  p.3462-3468

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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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