November 5th, 2010

Podcast 107: Hospital falls and how to reduce them

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Our conversation is with Dr. Patricia Dykes of Boston’s Partners HealthCare. She’s first author on a paper published in JAMA earlier this week. In her study of fall prevention in hospitals, she and her team randomized eight medical units in four Boston-area hospitals either to their usual standards of fall prevention or to use of the “fall-prevention toolkit” — an intervention customized for each patient. The results are encouraging.

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