|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.