Falls With Injury

Falls Chart

Falls Dashboard

What is it?
A patient fall is defined as an unplanned descent to the floor with or without injury to the patient. A fall may result in fractures, lacerations or internal bleeding, leading to an increased need for health care services. Older adults are particularly at risk for falls in the hospital.

How's it measured?
Measured as the number of falls or trauma per 1,000 inpatient discharges.

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Last updated July 2019.