Percentage of patients 65 years of age and older who were screened for future fall risk during the measurement period
Higher score indicates better quality
Patients aged 65 years and older with a visit during the measurement period
Equals Initial Population
Exclude patients who were assessed to be non-ambulatory during the measurement period
Patients who were screened for future fall risk at least once within the measurement period
Screening for Future Fall Risk: Assessment of whether an individual has experienced a fall or problems with gait or balance. A specific screening tool is not required for this measure, however potential screening tools include the Morse Fall Scale and the timed Get-Up-And-Go test.
Fall: A sudden, unintentional change in position causing an individual to land at a lower level, on an object, the floor, or the ground, other than as a consequence of sudden onset of paralysis, epileptic seizure, or overwhelming external force.