Patient falls are the largest category of adverse events reported at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Progress in meeting targets for reducing falls and fall injury rates was static despite multiple efforts.
In six months, the fall rate on one intervention unit decreased from 4.48 to 1.96. The other intervention unit saw a slight decrease in their fall rate during the same time period (3.89 to 3.68); however, their injury rate decreased from 1.56 to 0.
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