A multihospital survey on effective interventions to prevent hospital falls in adults

Huey-Ming Tzeng, Chang Yi Yin

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Abstract

Operational costs and length of stay of patients who fall in hospitals are greater than those who do not fall. The purpose of this study was to identify highly effective interventions to prevent fall injuries as perceived by registered nurse (RN) staff for adult inpatients in acute hospital settings. A multihospital, cross-sectional design explored the underlying grouping structure of the nurse-perceived effectiveness items of preventive interventions in acute hospital settings. Twenty-one highly effective interventions to prevent fall injuries were identified. Ten interventions were related to improving patients’ surrounding environment and 11 were related to increasing RN vigilance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)304-313
Number of pages10
JournalNursing Economics
Volume35
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management

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