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J Safety Res. 2011;42:415-542.
This special issue explores fall prevention, including strategies, literature reviews, and progress reports from organizations involved in fall prevention efforts.
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In-hospital sequelae of injurious falls in 24 medical/surgical units in four hospitals in the United States.
Hill AM, Jacques A, Chandler AM, Richey PA, Mion LC, Shorr RI. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2019;45:91-97.
This prospective observational study found that patients who experienced a fall with injury had longer hospital stays and higher likelihood of discharge to a location other than home compared to age- and unit-matched control patients. This study lends weight to fall prevention as a patient safety priority.