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Table 1 Study inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: Intracranial haemorrhage detected by cerebral computed tomography after falls in hospital acute medical wards

Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
Patients ≥18 years old. Patients < 18 years old.
Patients admitted to an acute medical inpatient ward. Patients admitted to the day procedure unit, Emergency department short stay, non-medical ward or hospital-in-the-home.
Falls outside the patient’s ward, such as cafeteria.
Falls reported to the centralised electronic incident reporting system (RISKMAN Database). Poor documentation: Falls with inadequate or missing documentation in the patient medical record or post-fall medical assessment form.
Events meeting the World Health Organisation (WHO) definition for a fall. Events not meeting the WHO definition for a fall:
1. Near-misses, where a patient was aided or assisted to a lower level, or prevented from reaching the ground.
2. Patient witnessed to intentionally lower themselves to ground, such as from fatigue or dyspnoea.