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Reducing Patient Falls

Falls can have serious effects on a person's abilities. In the hospital, patient falls are the second most frequent cause of harm and are the largest category of reported incidents. In addition to endangering a patient's welfare, falls are costly for healthcare facilities and contribute to increasing health care expenditures.

Falls can occur in any type of healthcare institution and to any type of patient. Changes in the patient's health status, responses to medication, treatments or anesthesia, and being in unfamiliar surroundings are some of the leading causes for patient falls.

We work hard at Rex to prevent patient falls. Using the latest evidence on best practices for fall prevention, our staff.