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Effects of an intervention to increase bed alarm use to prevent falls in hospitalized patients: a cluster randomized trial.

Shorr RI, Chandler M, Mion LC, et al. Effects of an intervention to increase bed alarm use to prevent falls in hospitalized patients: a cluster randomized trial. Ann Intern Med. 2012;157(10):692-9. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-157-10-201211200-00005.

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December 12, 2012
Shorr RI, Chandler M, Mion LC, et al. Ann Intern Med. 2012;157:692-9.

In this randomized controlled trial, use of a standardized bed alarm system did not reduce falls in elderly hospitalized patients compared with usual care.

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Shorr RI, Chandler M, Mion LC, et al. Effects of an intervention to increase bed alarm use to prevent falls in hospitalized patients: a cluster randomized trial. Ann Intern Med. 2012;157(10):692-9. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-157-10-201211200-00005.