Data from: Preoperative falls predict postoperative falls and other adverse patient-reported outcomes

Vanessa L. Kronzer, Michelle R. Jerry, Arbi Ben Abdallah, Troy S. Wildes, Susan L. Stark, Sherry L. McKinnon, Daniel L. Helsten, Anshuman Sharma & Michael S. Avidan
BACKGROUND: Falls are common and linked to morbidity. Our objectives were to characterize postoperative falls, and determine whether preoperative falls independently predicted postoperative falls (primary outcome), functional dependence, quality of life, complications, and readmission. METHODS: This prospective cohort study included 7982 unselected patients undergoing elective surgery. Data were collected from the medical record, a baseline survey, and follow-up surveys approximately 30days and one year after surgery. RESULTS: Fall rates (per 100 person-years) peaked at 175...
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