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Preventing Patient Falls: A Systematic Approach From the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare Project.

Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare; Health Research and Educational Trust; HRET; American Hospital Association; AHA.

Falls are a common hazard among both hospitalized and ambulatory patients. This report summarizes the results of a collaborative to identify and address the root causes of falls in hospitals and provides case studies from the participating organizations to illustrate their experiences during the initiative.