Open Access Review Article

Fall Prevention Efforts in Hospitals

George G Couch*

Department of Health Care Management, USA

Corresponding Author

Received Date: August 03, 2019;  Published Date: September 11, 2019


Falls are deadly and costly events in health care facilities and have become a primary focus of most hospital quality improvement programs. Falls can occur to patients with simple medical problems as well as those with more complex diagnosis and treatment. From the emergency room, intensive care unit, general inpatient floor to outpatient settings falls can turn a routine patient care encounter into a complicated matter with potential for significant mortality, cost, morale, quality, and public image repercussions.

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