Case Study Patient Falls
Each year, millions of older people—those 65 and older—fall. In fact, more than one out of four older people falls each year,
Falls are a common and devastating complication of hospital care, particularly in elderly patients.
1 but less than half tell their doctor. 2 Falling once doubles your chances of falling again. 3
Treating fall injuries is very costly. In 2015, total medical costs for falls totaled more than $50 billion.1 Because the U.S. population is aging, both the number of falls and the costs to treat fall injuries are likely to rise.
Many people who have experienced the birth of a newborn baby most likely have warm thoughts of going to see the baby in the hospital and holding the baby for the first time. However, accidents can happen while families are bonding with their newborn baby while in the hospital.
Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education and Advocacy (CPSEA) is dedicated to raising awareness about patient safety through education, advocacy, and support.
We envision a world in which the patient's voice is heard and no one is harmed by healthcare.