REFINE (REducing Falls in In-patieNt Elderly) using bed and bedside chair pressure sensors linked to radio-pagers in acute hospital care: a randomised controlled trial

REFINE (REducing Falls in In-patieNt Elderly) using bed and bedside chair pressure sensors linked to radio-pagers in acute hospital care: a randomised controlled trial

Author: Age and Ageing 2013

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This paper describes a randomized controlled trial of bed and bedside chair pressure sensors using radio-pagers (intervention group) compared to standard care (control group) in elderly patents admitted to acute, general medical wards in a large UK teaching hospital.

This single intervention did not reduce the incidence of inpatient falls or reduce the time to first fall and that the intervention was not cost effective. The authors suggest that this may be due to the complex organizational factors that are required for significant change.

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