Statistics on Falls in Hospitals: National Audit of Inpatient Falls 2017 (RCP / NHS Improvement)


The Royal College of Physicians (RCP)’s most recent annual report summarises findings of the National Audit of Inpatient Falls, with recommendations for improvement. This report supplies:

“ …detailed results from all individual hospitals, enabling comparison with their own performance in 2015, their performance against the guidance standards and a comparison with other hospitals”.

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RCP Falls and Fragility Fracture Audit Programme (2017). National Audit of Inpatient Falls audit report 2017. London: Royal College of Physicians (RCP) National Audit of Inpatient Falls Workstream Project Team [and] Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP), November 22nd 2017.

Another report of likely interest, from NHS Improvement, covers the incidence of inpatient falls in England’s hospitals, the estimated costs incurred analyses by the category of hospitals concerned, the potential cost savings achievable by reducing falls, and potential savings for hospitals.

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The incidence and costs of inpatient falls in hospitals. London: NHS Improvement, July 21st 2017.

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