Prevention of inpatient falls: systematic risk assessment and reduction programme

Source: NHS Evidence QIPP updates

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Date of publication: December 2011

Publication type: Quality and productivity example

In a nutshell: This case study describes how a trust is aiming to prevent inpatient falls by developing a stepwise approach underpinned by information from national sources. It is calculated that in an average 800-bed acute hospital trust there will be about 24 falls every week and 1260 falls every year, which represents the highest volume of patient safety incidents reported in hospital trusts in England.

Length of publication:8 pages

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