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Reducing the Incidence of Falls in High Risk Patients.

Hill, Barbara A. RNC, EdD; Johnson, Ruth RN, MPA; Garrett, Betty J. RN, AD, CIC
Journal of Nursing Administration:
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Abstract

The incidence of patient falls in any acute and chronic care facility is a continuing challenge for nursing administrators. A computerized program was designed to identify common characteristics of 180 patients who had experienced a fall during 1986 at a midwest hospital. Based on analysis of the data, an integrated process of assessment, diagnosis, and intervention was developed and implemented. Early indications of success have been identified.

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