According to new research published in JAMA, deaths from falls tripled among the elderly between 2000 and 2016, and these falls cost an estimated $50 billion in medical care annually. Fall prevention strategies are recommended for adults older than 65 years.
From 2014 to 2017, reductions of hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) helped to prevent roughly 20,500 hospital deaths and saved the healthcare industry $7.7 billion in costs.
According to new data, hospital-acquired condition reduction efforts resulted in an 8% decrease in events, $2.9 billion in savings and the prevention of about 8,000 deaths.
MLMIC supports the NY State Department of Health’s ongoing efforts to promote safe injection practices.