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How can hospitals prevent falls?

Falls in hospitals happen all too often. Patients may fall for many reasons. Medications can make a person unstable, weak leg muscles develop after time in bed and all the wires and tubes could present a tripping hazard. In any case, a hospital fall is usually...

Why do patients fall in hospitals?

When you go to the hospital, you expect to receive expert care, not to incur another injury. Sometimes, though, you may fall during your stay and these incidents can be hazardous. Hospital staff members usually classify falls into three groups. Anticipated...