Clinical Presentations

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A Multidisciplinary Approach to Falls Prevention

Harborview Medical Center is owned by King County, governed by the Harborview Board of Trustees, and managed under contract by the University of Washington…

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Building a Business Case for Falls Prevention

The burden will increase as population ages and is estimated to reach $55 billion by 2020. Of those who fall, 20% to 30% suffer moderate to severe injuries that make it hard for them to get around or live independently, and increase their risk of early death…

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Care Homes Presentation Novemeber 2011

Health Watch will be introduced from 2012, the bill is expected to become an Act by the end of 2011 The Government wishes to create: “A strong local infrastructure to enhance the role of local authorities in promoting choice & complaints advocacy, through Health Watch arrangements in place” Changing the NHS…

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Falls Presentation May 2012

The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) found in an 800 bed acute hospital trust, there will be 24 falls every week, 1260 falls a year with increased costs to the NHS which may be prevented with patient safety measures put in place. Overall direct healthcare costs to the NHS is around £15m a year (£92,000) for an 800 bed acute hospital trust)…