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Newspaper/Magazine Article

‘Fear of falling’: How hospitals do even more harm by keeping patients in bed.

Bailey M. ‘Fear of falling’: How hospitals do even more harm by keeping patients in bed. Kaiser Health News. October 17, 2019.

Patient falls with harm are a common sentinel event. This news story discusses the unintended consequences of efforts to avoid system penalties for patient falls which have resulted in patients kept in bed despite value in their appropriate ambulation.