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Journal of Nursing Care Quality:
doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0b013e3182679056
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Serious Fall Injuries in Hospitalized Patients With and Without Cancer

Capone, Luann J. MSN, APRN, BC, GNP, CPHQ; Albert, Nancy M. PhD, CCNS, CHFN, CCRN, NE-BC; Bena, James F. MS; Tang, Anne S. MS

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Abstract

Characteristics of adults hospitalized with and without cancer were compared to determine factors of serious injuries after fall events. More patients with cancer who had a serious injury received corticosteroids (P = .005) and were treated on a palliative care floor. More patients without cancer had higher prevalence of stroke (P = .026) and diabetes (P = .041) history and were treated on a surgical floor. Future research is needed to identify interventions that could prevent serious injuries after fall events.

© 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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