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Fall prevention implementation strategies in use at 60 United States hospitals: a descriptive study.

Turner K, Staggs V, Potter C, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2020;29(12):1000-1007.

Fall prevention remains a patient safety priority. This article describes how fall prevention strategies are being implemented and operationalized across 60 hospitals in the United States. While many hospitals employed recommended strategies identified, implementation was suboptimal at times – for example, interdisciplinary fall committees were common but rarely included physicians.