How Hospitals Can Cut Patients’ Falls

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Sumary of How Hospitals Can Cut Patients’ Falls:

  • 20, 2020 — A new toolkit to help reduce falls and fall-related injuries among hospital patients is highly effective, a new study shows..
  • The researchers tested the toolkit among more than 37,000 patients at three hospitals — Brigham and Women’s in Boston, and New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center Hospital in New York City — between September 2015 and November 2016..
  • The toolkit led to a 15% reduction in patient falls and a 34% reduction in fall-related injuries, according to the study published recently in the journal JAMA Network Open….

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