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Preventing Falls in Hospitalized Patients: State of the Science.

LeLaurin JH, Shorr R | Clinics In Geriatric Medicine

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Falls in hospitalized patients are a pressing patient safety concern, but there is a limited body of evidence demonstrating the effectiveness of commonly used fall prevention interventions in hospitals. This article reviews common study designs and the evidence for various hospital fall prevention interventions. There is a need for more rigorous research on fall prevention in the hospital setting.


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Care Settings: Acute Care

Clinical Focus: Fall Prevention

Content Type: Journal Articles