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Interventions for preventing falls in acute- and chronic-care hospitals: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Coussement J, De Paepe L, Schwendimann R, et al. Interventions for preventing falls in acute- and chronic-care hospitals: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008;56(1):29-36.

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December 12, 2007
Coussement J, De Paepe L, Schwendimann R, et al. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008;56(1):29-36.

This review analyzed relevant literature and determined that the number of patient falls has not been reduced by hospital fall prevention programs, although similar efforts appear to be more successful in long-term care settings.

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Coussement J, De Paepe L, Schwendimann R, et al. Interventions for preventing falls in acute- and chronic-care hospitals: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008;56(1):29-36.