Generalizability and Spread of an Evidenced-based Fall Prevention Toolkit: Fall TIPS
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03499717|
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : April 17, 2018
Last Update Posted : July 24, 2019
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This study will explore the effectiveness of the Fall TIPS (Tailoring Interventions for Patient Safety) program in regard to inpatient falls and fall-related injuries in three large hospital systems with different Electronic Medical Records (EMRs). We will collect and evaluate data on the perceived effectiveness of the Fall TIPS implementation process along with stakeholders' views of the toolkit. We will use an interrupted time series approach for evaluation of pre and post-Fall TIPS data related to patient falls and injurious falls. We will systematically analyze the costs and benefits of the Fall TIPS program from two perspectives: (1) the hospital, and (2) society as a whole. The hospital perspective will assist other hospitals in evaluating the decision to invest in implementing and adopting the Fall TIPS program, while the societal perspective will be instructive from a public policy stance
By the end of the study, we will produce a set of recommendations to facilitate adoption, implementation, and maintenance of the Fall TIPS program, along with a manuscript that will answer the following research questions:
- Does Fall TIPS reduce the incidence of falls and injurious falls?
- Were there differences in Fall TIPS effectiveness among different healthcare systems and hospitals as well as variations associated with differing patient characteristics (gender, age, ethnic/racial), EMRs, and degrees of adherence with the Fall TIPS protocol?
- Do the benefits associated with Fall TIPS outweigh the costs from hospital and societal perspectives?
- What Fall TIPS components were most/least useful and what recommendations will improve the overall utility and ease of use of the Fall TIPS Toolkit?
- What aspects of the implementation model were most/least helpful for promoting Fall TIPS adoption and use?
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||25214 participants|
|Official Title:||Generalizability and Spread of an Evidenced-based Fall Prevention Toolkit: Fall TIPS (Tailoring Interventions for Patient Safety)|
|Actual Study Start Date :||January 1, 2014|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||December 31, 2020|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 31, 2020|
- Falls [ Time Frame: 1/1/2014-12/31/2020 ]Prevalence of patient falls in the study population
- Falls with Injury [ Time Frame: 1/1/2014-12/31/2020 ]Prevalence of patient falls with injury in the study population
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03499717
|Principal Investigator:||Patricia C Dykes, MA,Ph.D,RN||Brigham and Women's Hospital|