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National audit of inpatient falls: audit report 2015

 

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National audit of inpatient falls: audit report 2015

The falls and fragility fracture audit programme is a national clinical audit run by the Royal College of Physicians designed to audit the care that patients with fragility fractures and inpatient falls receive in hospital and to facilitate quality improvement initiatives.

It reveals that many trusts and local health boards have policies that include the main areas of falls prevention but that there is often no association between what the policies include and the care patients received once admitted to hospital. More ....