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Assessing the effectiveness of engaging patients and their families in the three-step fall prevention process across modalities of an evidence-based fall prevention toolkit: an implementation science study.

Duckworth M; Adelman J; Belategui K; Feliciano Z; Jackson E; Khasnabish S; Lehman IS; Lindros ME; Mortimer H; Ryan K; Scanlan M; Berger Spivack L; Yu SP; Bates DW; Dykes PC.

Researchers sought to assess the effectiveness of a fall prevention toolkit in engaging patients and families in fall prevention. They used several different modalities to foster engagement including an electronic medical record version, a paper version, and a version displayed on the patient's bedside monitor. All three methods were effective.