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Applying Key Interventions Falls expense is expected to cost $43.8 billion by 2020 and has become a disease burden. Fall is the number one concern of healthcare facilities contributing to 30-50% of the in-hospital injury, account for 6.3 days longer in the hospital, 63 % end in death. (The joint commission, 2015). Abraham, 2016 and Donahue, et al.,2019 report that there is a lack of research in fall prevention and evidence-based intervention to psychiatric inpatients. Fall prevention among patients on a psychiatric unit will be challenging due to patients are not able to comply with directions because “they are confused, have cognitive problems, have impaired judgment,” as well as their behavior, which correlates to being involuntarily committed. Abraham, 2016 pg. 3). Abraham, (2016) also associate falls on psychiatric unit as intrinsic (patient behavior, sleeplessness, multiple medications as lack of ability to follow instructions, cognitive issues, confusion, and impaired judgment, psychosis, numerous drugs and insomnia which are characteristics of intrinsic factors
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