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The effect of a partnership model on quality and length of stay. Nursing Economics, 13(6), 367–373. Helmreich, R. L. (2000). On error management: Lessons from aviation. British Medical Journal, 320(7237), 781–785. Institute of Medicine (1999). To err is human: Building a safer health system. Washington, DC: National Academy Press. Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. (1999, November 19). High-alert medications and patient safety. , Bates, D. , McKenna, K. , Clapp, M. , et al.

Clapp, M. , et al. (2001). Medication errors and adverse drug events in pediatric inpatients. Journal of the American Medical Association, 85(16), 2114–2120. Leape, L. L. (1996). Out of darkness: Hospitals begin to take mistakes seriously. Health Systems Review, 29(6), 21–24. Leape, L. L. (2004, April 22). What’s new in patient safety? Lecture presented at the University of Utah Health Systems Lecture Series. Salt Lake City, UT. Leape, L. , Bates, D. , Cullen, D. , Deonaco, H. , et al. (1995).

Although the underlying status of the individual who sustains a fall may contribute to the fall and subsequent injury, the trauma related to the fall itself is most often the cause of morbidity and mortality. Sadly, fall-related death rates have gradually increased between 1999 and 2002; from 29 to 36 per 100,000 (Office of Statistics and Programming, 2005). This is likely due to the aging population, but is a growing public health issue despite local efforts at fall prevention (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 2003; National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, 2003).

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