“Why do we fall? So we can learn to pick ourselves back up.” That may be a movie quote, but we in health care know the danger of falls. That’s why earlier this week, the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare announced its Preventing Falls with Injury project. With patient falls accounting for approximately 11,000 deaths in U.S. hospitals annually, the Center began working on systems and solutions to combat this problem.
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