The contribution of staff call light response time to fall and injurious fall rates: an exploratory study in four US hospitals using archived hospital data
BMC Health Services Research, 04/02/2012Tzeng HM et al.
Faster call light response time appeared to contribute to lower total fall and injurious fall rates, after controlling for the covariates. For practical relevance, hospital and nursing executives should consider strategizing fall and injurious fall prevention efforts by aiming for a decrease in staff response time to call lights. Monitoring call light response time on a regular basis is recommended and could be incorporated into evidence–based practice guidelines for fall prevention.
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