Incidence of falls in a general hospital in southern Brazil

Aline Tsuma Gaedke Nomura, Murilo Dos Santos Graeff, Lisiane Pruinelli, Miriam De Abreu Almeida

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Abstract

Understanding the multifactorial dimension of fall risk contributes to the search for better preventive interventions. The objective of this study was to identify the events types and the most frequent causes related to falls in adults and newborns. In the included period, 378 falls occurred. Understanding the predictive factors for the occurrence of falls has the potential to guarantee better safety for the patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2019
Subtitle of host publicationHealth and Wellbeing e-Networks for All - Proceedings of the 17th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics
EditorsBrigitte Seroussi, Lucila Ohno-Machado, Lucila Ohno-Machado, Brigitte Seroussi
PublisherIOS Press
Pages1741-1742
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781643680026
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 21 2019
Event17th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2019 - Lyon, France
Duration: Aug 25 2019Aug 30 2019

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume264
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Conference

Conference17th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2019
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityLyon
Period8/25/198/30/19

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019 International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and IOS Press. This article is published online with Open Access by IOS Press and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License 4.0 (CC BY-NC 4.0).

Keywords

  • Accidental Falls
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Nursing Informatics

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