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Authors

  1. Nedved, Patricia MSN, RN, CENP
  2. Chaudhry, Rabhea MS-HSM
  3. Pilipczuk, Dina MBA
  4. Shah, Shital PhD

Abstract

One organization assessed the association between increased caregiver hours per patient-day and a reduction in inpatient falls by adding a new role for a patient safety officer. Although the role was statistically significant in reducing patient falls by 50% on the intervention unit, fall reductions were not statistically significant when compared with the control unit.