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Falls in Hospital Increase Length of Stay Regardless of Degree of Harm

Dunne TJ, et al. | Journal of Evaluation In Clinical Practice | 2014

Two clinicians assist a patient in getting out of a hospital bed.


Rationale, aims and objectives: 

Acute inpatient falls are common and serious adverse events that lead to injury, prolonged hospitalization and increased cost of care. To determine the difference in total acute hospital care length of stay (LOS) for patients with and without an in-hospital fall (IHF), regardless of degree of harm.


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Care Settings: Acute Care

Clinical Focus: Fall Prevention

Content Type: Journal Articles