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Journal Article
Study

A multicomponent fall prevention strategy reduces falls at an academic medical center.

France D, Slayton J, Moore S, et al. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 2017;43.

Fall prevention remains a patient safety priority. This pre–post study of a multimodal quality improvement intervention in three hospital units demonstrated a decrease in the number of falls. However, the lack of concurrent controls makes it unclear whether this change was attributable to the intervention.