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Doctors warn on patients' falls

By Elizabeth Cooney
Globe Correspondent / June 4, 2009

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Patient falls and the injuries they cause are considered such a crisis that in October, the federal government stopped paying hospitals for extra care if a fall is deemed preventable. Now, a Boston doctor is warning the pressure to keep patients from falling may lead to greater harm through the use of restraints, reversing a trend of greater mobility among ... (Full article: 571 words)

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