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