Falls and Injury

Long-term care resources about falls and injuries

The Falls Management Program: A Quality Improvement Initiative for Nursing Facilities
Manual designed to assist nursing facilities in providing individualized, person-centered care and improving their fall care processes and outcomes through educational and quality improvement tools.

Preventing Falls in Hospitals: A Toolkit for Improving Quality of Care
Each year, somewhere between 700,000 and 1,000,000 people in the United States fall in the hospital.

Comparative Effectiveness of Treatments to Prevent Fractures in Men and Women With Low Bone Density or Osteoporosis: An Update of the 2007 Report
Updates the 2007 systematic review on the effectiveness and safety of treatments to prevent fractures in persons with low bone density or osteoporosis and factors affecting adherence to these treatments, and to assess whether monitoring helps identify those most likely to benefit from treatment and the benefits of long-term treatment.

Page last reviewed September 2018
Page originally created March 2013
Internet Citation: Falls and Injury. Content last reviewed September 2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/long-term-care/resources/injuries/index.html