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Authors

  1. Capone, Luann J. MSN, APRN, BC, GNP, CPHQ
  2. Albert, Nancy M. PhD, CCNS, CHFN, CCRN, NE-BC
  3. Bena, James F. MS
  4. Tang, Anne S. MS

Abstract

Characteristics of adults hospitalized with and without cancer were compared to determine factors of serious injuries after fall events. More patients with cancer who had a serious injury received corticosteroids (P = .005) and were treated on a palliative care floor. More patients without cancer had higher prevalence of stroke (P = .026) and diabetes (P = .041) history and were treated on a surgical floor. Future research is needed to identify interventions that could prevent serious injuries after fall events.