Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2753.2006.00743.x
Title: Fall incidence and fall prevention practices at acute care hospitals in Singapore: A retrospective audit
Authors: SERENA KOH SIEW LIN 
Manias, E
Hutchinson, AM
Johnston, L
Keywords: Accidental Falls
Age Factors
Aged
Female
Hospitals
Humans
Length of Stay
Male
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Risk Assessment
Sex Factors
Singapore
Wounds and Injuries
Issue Date: 1-Oct-2007
Publisher: Wiley
Citation: SERENA KOH SIEW LIN, Manias, E, Hutchinson, AM, Johnston, L (2007-10-01). Fall incidence and fall prevention practices at acute care hospitals in Singapore: A retrospective audit. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 13 (5) : 722-727. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2753.2006.00743.x
Abstract: Objective: To investigate the incidence of falls and explore fall prevention practices at acute care hospitals in Singapore. Design: A retrospective audit to collect baseline data on (1) incidence of falls (patient fall rates and fall injury rates) and (2) fall prevention practices, was conducted in five acute care hospitals in Singapore from December 2004 to March 2005. Study participants: Medical record data (n = 6000) of patients admitted into the medical, surgical and geriatric units in the five hospitals. Outcome measures: Fall incidence was obtained from the hospital's fall databases and incident reports for the period of June 2003 to May 2004. In total, 6000 medical records from five hospitals were randomly selected, retrieved and reviewed to determine whether falls, fall assessments and interventions were being initiated and documented. Results: The number of fallers for all hospitals was 825. Analysis showed that patient fall rates ranged from 0.68 to 1.44 per 1000 patient days, and the proportion of falls associated with injury ranged from 27.4% to 71.7%. The use of a fall risk assessment tool by nurses was recorded in 77% of all the nursing records. Conclusion: This study has laid the foundation for further research for fall prevention in Singapore by describing current fall rates, fall-associated injury rates and the status of fall prevention practices in acute care settings. The results will be used to inform the development of a tailored multifaceted strategy to facilitate the implementation of Fall Prevention Clinical Practice Guidelines to reduce the burden of falls and fall injuries in hospitals in Singapore. © 2007 The Authors.
Source Title: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/226864
ISSN: 13561294
13652753
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2753.2006.00743.x
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