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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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Patient Fall Index

(falls per 100 patient days)

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Line graph shows the number of falls before and after move to new unit:

  • Before the move.
    • 1997: 6 falls per 100 patient days
    • 1998: 4 falls per 100 patient days
  • After the move to new unit with single family-centered rooms and decentralized nurse stations
    • 1999: 2 falls per 100 patient days
    • 2000: 2 falls per 100 patient days
    • 2001: 2 falls per 100 patient days

Source: A. Hendrich (2004). In Keeping Patients Safe: Transforming the Work Environment of Nurses. Quality Chasm Series, Institute of Medicine.

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