Journal Article
Study

In-hospital sequelae of injurious falls in 24 medical/surgical units in four hospitals in the United States.

Hill AM; Jacques A; Chandler AM; Richey PA; Mion LC; Shorr RI.

This prospective observational study found that patients who experienced a fall with injury had longer hospital stays and higher likelihood of discharge to a location other than home compared to age- and unit-matched control patients. This study lends weight to fall prevention as a patient safety priority.