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Stollenwerk, B. ; Waldeyer, R.* ; Klein-Meding, C.* ; Müller, D.* ; Stock, S.*

Cost effectiveness of external hip protectors in the hospital setting: A modeling study.

Nurs. Econ. 32, 89-98 (2014)
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Chronic illnesses, for which many patients are admitted to hospitals, substantially increase the risk of falling, and hence the likelihood of incurring a hip fracture. Hip fractures not only have devastating consequences on an individual's quality of life but may also affect a hospital's reputation in the community. In addition, hospitals may face litigation claims and increased costs for patients who fall and suffer a major injury as a consequence. External hip protectors are comparable to padded undergarments and shield the trochanter, reducing the detrimental effects and force impacting the bone during a fall. Screening for patients at high risk of falling and providing high-risk patients with hip protectors as a preventive measure to avoid hip fractures, not only improves public health, but can also save hospitals care and litigation costs.
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Publikationstyp Artikel: Journalartikel
Dokumenttyp Wissenschaftlicher Artikel
ISSN (print) / ISBN 0746-1739
Zeitschrift Nursing Economics
Quellenangaben Band: 32, Heft: 2, Seiten: 89-98 Artikelnummer: , Supplement: ,
Verlag Jannetti
Verlagsort Pitman, NJ