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Do portable nursing stations within bays of hospital wards reduce the rate of inpatient falls? An interrupted time-series analysis

Abstract:
Background falls can negatively affect patients, resulting in loss of independence and functional decline and have substantial healthcare costs. Hospitals are a high-risk falls environment and regularly introduce, but seldom evaluate, policies to reduce inpatient falls. This study evaluated whether introducing portable nursing stations in ward bays to maximise nurse–patient contact time reduced inpatient falls. Methods inpatient falls data from local hospita... Expand abstract
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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1093/ageing/afy097

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDORMS; CSM
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-0313-4429
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDORMS
Role:
Author
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Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care Oxford at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Age and Ageing Journal website
Volume:
47
Issue:
6
Pages:
818–824
Publication date:
2018-07-16
Acceptance date:
2018-05-09
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EISSN:
1468-2834
ISSN:
0002-0729
Pubs id:
pubs:847358
URN:
uri:a13730ec-a5d3-4189-9a67-441131b24cb9
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uuid:a13730ec-a5d3-4189-9a67-441131b24cb9
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pubs:847358

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