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Talking about falls: a qualitative exploration of spoken communication of patients' fall risks in hospitals and implications for multifactorial approaches to fall prevention.

McVey L, Alvarado N, Healey F, et al. Talking about falls: a qualitative exploration of spoken communication of patients’ fall risks in hospitals and implications for multifactorial approaches to fall prevention. BMJ Qual Saf. 2024;33(3):166-172. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2023-016481.

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November 29, 2023
McVey L, Alvarado N, Healey F, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2024;33(3):166-172.
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Reducing or preventing inpatient falls is a common focus of patient safety improvement efforts in hospitals. This study in three orthopedic and three geriatric wards describes multidisciplinary communication about falls prevention strategies. Risk assessments and categorization (e.g., high- or low-risk) were discussed in conjunction with strategies to focus on modifiable risk factors.

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McVey L, Alvarado N, Healey F, et al. Talking about falls: a qualitative exploration of spoken communication of patients’ fall risks in hospitals and implications for multifactorial approaches to fall prevention. BMJ Qual Saf. 2024;33(3):166-172. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2023-016481.

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