Who,where and why: Patient falls within St George Hospital

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dc.contributor.author Gibbs, J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Mitten-Lewis, S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Donoghue, J. M en_US
dc.contributor.author Graham, J. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-14T07:45:11Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-14T07:45:11Z
dc.date.created 2010-05-14T07:45:11Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier 2004002884 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Graham, J. et al. 2002, 'Who,where and why: Patient falls within St George Hospital', vol. 4, no. N/A, pp. 3-7. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0-9579232-2-8 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/6218
dc.description.abstract Falls are a significant burden on the Australian healthcare budget and can result in loss of personal independence, injury or death. A sustained high rate of inpatient falls at St George Hospital has made it imperative for nurses to identify those patients at highest risk in order to implement preventive interventions. Our study examined the prevalence of 'intrinsic high risk' characteristics identified in the literature in people who fell during hospitalisation. These results will be reported elsewhere. Extrinsic environmental factors contributing to falls were also identified, including time of fall, activity at time of fall and location of fall. This paper describes and discusses the study findings related to extrinsic risk factors. Ninety-one inpatients fell over a lO-week period, with a total of 118 falls. en_US
dc.publisher Nursing Research Council en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon en_US
dc.title Who,where and why: Patient falls within St George Hospital en_US
dc.parent Achievements in Nursing en_US
dc.journal.volume 4 en_US
dc.journal.number N/A en_US
dc.publocation Sydney, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 3 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 7 en_US
dc.cauo.name Nursing, Midwifery and Health en_US
dc.for 111000 en_US


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