Fletcher Allen, a Vermont university hospital and medical center, serves all of
Vermont and the northern New York region. Located in Burlington, Fletcher Allen is a regional, academic healthcare center and teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont.
Nursing - Clinical Data Measures
Clinical measures have been identified by The Joint Commission as being important indicators of care quality. A process of care measure shows how often hospitals give recommended treatments that are known to get the best results for patients. Risk-adjusted mortality measures are a quality indicator of hospital performance.
Medical and Surgical Unit Patient Falls Per 1,000 Days
What this means
This measures the number of patient falls recorded per 1,000 patient days.
The target rate (2.9) was set based upon the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) standard and a review of Fletcher Allen internal data.
Why it’s important
Many falls are predictable and therefore preventable. Fall prevention is an important component of our Patient Safety Program. Our nurses assess a patient's potential for falling and use evidence-based interventions to prevent falls.
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