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Review of the evidence on fall prevention in hospitals

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Review of the evidence on fall prevention in hospitals

This paper looks at the evidence base for interventions to prevent falls in hospitals.

To facilitate the development of a hospital falls prevention resource guide, this paper systematically reviews and documents the existing evidence base for interventions to prevent falls in hospitals and provides an overview of the performance of existing tools with known measurement properties. It also identifies a wide variety of tools for the prevention of falls in hospitals.