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Journal Article
Review

Interventions for preventing falls in acute- and chronic-care hospitals: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Coussement J, De Paepe L, Schwendimann R, et al. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2008;56:29-36.

This review analyzed relevant literature and determined that the number of patient falls has not been reduced by hospital fall prevention programs, although similar efforts appear to be more successful in long-term care settings.