patient safety

Safety for Elderly Hospitalized Patients

17/05/2016

Elderly patients (those older than 65 years) make up more than 40% of hospitalizations in the U.S. As the elderly population increases, this percentage will also increase, highly affecting the management of acute care facilities. Patient safety is always a concern in hospitals, but elderly patients are at a higher risk for functional decline during hospitalization.

Preventing Inpatient Falls

23/05/2014

Every 36 seconds a patient falls in a U.S. hospital

Inpatient falls cost the U.S. healthcare system over $20 billion annually