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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Nursing Unit Design and Hospital Falls
Principal Investigator:

Ronald I Shorr

Location: Gainesville, FL
Congressional District Code: 3
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: March 2018 - February 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $98,151
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Patient falls are the most common adverse events reported in hospitals.1-5 Each year, roughly one million patient falls occur in United States (US) hospitals resulting in over 250,000 injuries and 11,000 deaths.6 Patient falls cost hospitals due to increased lengths of stay, health care expenditures, and litigation. As of March 2015, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Center for Patient Safety (NCPS) Patient Safety Information System, a confidential and non-punitive reporting syste...

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