Are Call Light Use and Response Time Correlated With Inpatient Falls and Inpatient Dissatisfaction?

Huey-Ming Tzeng, Chang Yi Yin

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Inpatients use call lights to seek nurses' assistance. Although implied in patient safety, no studies have analyzed data related to the use of or response time to call lights collected by existing tracking mechanisms monitoring nursing practice. This study used archived hospital data to determine the correlation of the call light use rate and the average call light response time with the fall rate, injurious fall rate, and patient satisfaction scores in acute inpatient care settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)232-242
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Nursing Care Quality
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009
Externally publishedYes



  • Accidental falls
  • Call lights
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing care
  • Patient satisfaction
  • Quality
  • Safety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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