The extrinsic risk factors for inpatient falls in hospital patient rooms

Huey-Ming Tzeng, Chang Yi Yin

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Abstract

This exploratory study identified the extrinsic risk factors for inpatient falls in hospital rooms both from incident reports and from nurse and nursing attendant interviews. An attributional theory of success and failure was adopted, and a proposed typology was used to elicit data, including 3 dimensions as follows: (a) patient room setting and design, (b) hospital equipment, and (c) manpower concerns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-241
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Nursing Care Quality
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Accidental falls
  • Healthcare quality
  • Hospitals
  • Patients' rooms
  • Safety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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