Can in-hospital falls really be prevented? Study shows that current prevention strategies may not be very effective

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 15:32 in Health & Medicine

While falls are a common cause of injury, particularly in older, hospitalized patients, some may not be as preventable as once thought. According to a new literature review, many of the risks that frequently cause falls are not adequately addressed with the fall prevention initiatives used in health-care facilities.

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