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dc.contributor.advisorGreenspan, Bennen_US
dc.contributor.authorRingquist, Keiren_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-28T17:51:49Z
dc.date.available2013-06-28T17:51:49Z
dc.date.created2013-05en_US
dc.date.issued2013-06-28
dc.date.submitted2013-05en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10027/9999
dc.description.abstractTitle: Evaluation Of A Hospital-Based Fall Prevention Program Author: Keir Ringquist Abstract: Background: In response to The Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals (The Joint Commission, 2005), developed to prevent falls in hospitalized patients, the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago (UIMCC) implemented a fall reduction task force in spring 2006. The fall reduction task force examined best practices and literature and developed a fall prevention program (FPP) using an input-transformation-output model as well as a logic model. The program was implemented in fall 2007. Methods: Data related to patient falls were collected 1 year prior to and 1 year after implementation of the FPP to analyze whether there had been any change in the fall rate, the severity of falls, and the types of falls that patients experience while in the hospital. Results: The results indicated a significant change in the fall rate from preintervention to postintervention of the FPP. No statistically significant change was observed in patients from the preintervention period to the postintervention period in terms of either severity of falls or the types of falls reported. Conclusions: This study suggests that the implementation of the FPP devised by UIMCC was effective at reducing the fall rate of hospitalized patients.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rightsCopyright 2013 Keir Ringquisten_US
dc.subjectFall Preventionen_US
dc.subjectPatient Safetyen_US
dc.subjectHospital-baseden_US
dc.subjectPatient Fall Rateen_US
dc.subjectPatient Fall Severityen_US
dc.subjectPatient Fall Typesen_US
dc.titleEvaluation Of Hospital-Based Fall Prevention Programen_US
thesis.degree.departmentPublic Health Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePublic Health Sciences - Health Policy and Administrationen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Illinois at Chicagoen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.namePhD, Doctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.type.genrethesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberConrad, Karenen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLoSasso, Anthonyen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMulner, Rossen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMcDonald, Timothyen_US
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