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Falls in English and Welsh hospitals: a national observational study based on retrospective analysis of 12 months of patient safety incident reports.

Healey F, Scobie S, Oliver D, et al. Falls in English and Welsh hospitals: a national observational study based on retrospective analysis of 12 months of patient safety incident reports. Qual Saf Health Care. 2008;17(6):424-30. doi:10.1136/qshc.2007.024695.

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January 7, 2009
Healey F, Scobie S, Oliver D, et al. Qual Saf Health Care. 2008;17:424-30.

This multi-institutional survey sought to characterize the incidence of falls among inpatients in different hospital environments and identified wide variation in both fall rates and reporting practices.

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Healey F, Scobie S, Oliver D, et al. Falls in English and Welsh hospitals: a national observational study based on retrospective analysis of 12 months of patient safety incident reports. Qual Saf Health Care. 2008;17(6):424-30. doi:10.1136/qshc.2007.024695.