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Joint Commission Tool Designed to Stop Patients from Falling Down
H&HN Daily

A new tool, released today, could help your hospital address one of health care’s most pesky and persistent problems, all while saving money in the process.

The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare this morning debuted its newest instrument to help hospitals address a particular patient safety issue, following similar guides addressing hand hygiene, safe surgery and handoff communication. This time, the commission set its sights on falls, an issue that can spell 6.3 extra days in the hospital, on average, and excess costs of about $14,000.