patient fall is the most common adverse event that occurs
in a healthcare facility today. Each year,
thousands of patients are injured, many severely, by
a fall from their bed or chair.
Falls are responsible for
90% of all hip fractures and account for 87% of all
fractures among people aged 65 years or older and are
the second leading cause of spinal cord and brain injury.
Of all fractures from falls,
hip fractures cause the greatest health problems and
the greatest number of deaths.
THE NUMBER OF PATIENT FALLS & HIP FRACTURES
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and fifty thousand (350,000) Americans sustain hip fractures
annually, and the incidence is expected to reach 650,000
by the year 2050.
current annual cost to the U.S. Health care system
for acute and chronic care for patients with hip fractures
is over $10 billion. That's an average cost exceeding
$35,000 per patient.
Hip fracture is a major health catastrophe among older
patients and the mortality rates are staggering: 24%
of all patients die in the 12 months following injury
and unfortunately, many patients who sustain a hip fracture
are not able to return to their prior living situations.
Commonly, they have a fear of falling, and this influences
their ability to care for themselves independently.
Falls are also listed as a reason for 40% of nursing
Your supportive, ongoing
nursing intervention augmented with the use of our fall
prevention products and systems, can benefit clinical
outcomes, reduce the patient's hospital stay, and, ultimately,
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