The Cost of Serious Fall-Related Injuries at Three Midwestern Hospitals

Wong CA, et al. | Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety | 2011

A physician holds a patient's hand while the patient rests in a Hillrom hospital bed.

This study was conducted using data from Barnes-Jewish Hospital, a 1,300-bed tertiary care teaching hospital located in St. Louis; Christian Hospital, a 493-bed acute care hospital located in north St. Louis County; and Missouri Baptist Medical Center, a 489-bed acute care hospital located in west St. Louis County.



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Care Settings: Acute Care

Clinical Focus: Fall Prevention

Content Type: Journal Articles

Reference: Wong CA, et al. The cost of serious fall-related injuries at three Midwestern hospitals. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2011 Feb;37(2):81-7.