Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Evidence Booster: Implementation of Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Strategies

Evidence Booster: Implementation of Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Strategies

It is estimated that falls cost the Canadian health system $8.7 billion per year.

Older adults are hospitalized on average 22 days for falls, which exceeds other causes for admission in this population.

Nurses and other health providers have a central role to play in reducing these expenditures by leading and evaluating evidence-based falls prevention initiatives.