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dc.contributor.authorMcKinley, C
dc.contributor.authorFletcher, A
dc.contributor.authorBiggins, A
dc.contributor.authorMcMurray, A
dc.contributor.authorBirtwhistle, S
dc.contributor.authorGardiner, L
dc.contributor.authorLampshire, S
dc.contributor.authorNoake, N
dc.contributor.authorLockhart, J
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:17:17Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:17:17Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.date.modified2011-06-01T22:55:32Z
dc.identifier.issn1322-7696
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S1322-7696(08)60551-X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/38966
dc.description.abstractThis paper reports on a falls prevention and management program at one regional Western Australian hospital. The report focuses on the processes and outcomes of a quality management initiative to reduce falls in hospital to illustrate the nexus between research and quality improvement in clinical practice. The Falls Prevention program was based on statistical evidence of the level of risk in the hospital and development of an evidence-based multidimensional, multidisciplinary program to reduce the risks of falling and the number of falling events. Evaluative data demonstrate the effectiveness of the program in terms of a substantial reduction in falls. The program illustrates the value of evidence-based practice, particularly in relation to evidence-based management practice. It supports the merits of creating an organisational climate where all clinicians are encouraged to use research data to plan strategies for quality improvement and risk management and, in the process, advance clinical nursing knowledge development.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.publisher.placeNetherlands
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom20
dc.relation.ispartofpageto25
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCollegian
dc.relation.ispartofvolume14
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAcute care
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4205
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode420501
dc.titleEvidence-based management practice: Reducing falls in hospital
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2007
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorMcMurray, Anne M.


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