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Individual care plans reduce falls and broken hips in New Zealand hospitals

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 05 December 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6490
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. Kent

New Zealand is believed to be the first country in the world to achieve a national reduction in the number of in-hospital falls that result in a broken hip, a paper published in the New Zealand Medical Journal shows.1

A nationwide initiative by the Health Quality and Safety Commission reduced the number of in-hospital falls that resulted in a fractured neck of femur by 40% from December 2014 to June 2016. In that time the number of broken or fractured hips resulting from in-hospital falls decreased …

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