Prevent Falls with Easy-to-Use Calculator Based on Morse Fall Scale

As soon as a patient enters a hospital, their odds of falling immediately increase. According to the AHRQ, up to 1 million hospitalized patients fall each year. An inpatient falls study conducted in a 350-bed urban hospital found that the rate of falls was 6.484 per 1,000 hospitalizations during the 2013–2017 period. Everything from pain and illness-related disorientation to medication side effects play a role. Likewise, hospitalized patients are more likely to be older or arrive with pre-existing conditions impacting their overall mobility.

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