Falls Prevention among the Elderly in Hospitals


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Falls Prevention among the Elderly in Hospitals
There are an increasing number of shared events leading to claims against hospitals and clinicians within hospitals. It is not uncommon to have clinician and hospital named as co-defendants in a medical suit. It is this reality in health care that many hospitals have created Risk Management Programs. The structure of risk management programs varies from hospital to hospital.
In hospitals where there is a risk management program there is usually just one person in charge. The risk management program director usually will be in charge of four different areas:
Identification of the risk event
Analysis of the risk event identified
Treatment of the risk event
Evaluation of the risk event treatment...
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