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Fall prevention in hospitals

Introduction and scope

fall prevention hospitals

Preventing falls among patients in a healthcare settings requires a multifaceted approach, and the recognition, evaluation and prevention of patient falls are significant challenges. Currently available research and data on fall prevention are from long-term care settings; however, much is applicable for all healthcare settings.

This Web site provides a summary of the issues, strategies and tools to define and measure falls, identify risks and target prevention strategies. Each fall prevention program is likely in a different stage of development, whether initiating a new program or expanding or improving an existing program.

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