Preventing Falls in Hospitals: A Toolkit for Improving Quality of Care


This toolkit focuses on overcoming the challenges associated with developing, implementing, and sustaining a fall prevention program.The toolkit was developed under a contract with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality through the ACTION II program (Accelerating Change and Transformation in Organizations and Networks). It was created by a core team with expertise in fall prevention and organizational change. The team included staff from the RAND Corporation, ECRI Institute, and Boston University. 


  • Roadmap
  • Acknowledgements
  • Overview
  • Icons
  • Are you ready for this change?
  • How will you manage change?
  • Which fall prevention practices do you want to use?
  • How do you implement the fall prevention program in your organization?
  • How do you measure fall rates and fall prevention practices?
  • How do you sustain an effective fall prevention program?
  • Tools and Resources
  • Appendix
Contact Person/Organization: 

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

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Publication Date: 

Fall Prevention Using Lean and Rapid Improvement Techniques