DESCRIPTION:

Percentage of patients 65 years of age and older who were screened for future fall risk during the measurement period

IMPROVEMENT NOTATION:

Higher score indicates better quality

INITIAL POPULATION:

Patients aged 65 years and older with a visit during the measurement period

DENOMINATOR:

Equals Initial Population

DENOMINATOR EXCLUSIONS:

Exclude patients who were assessed to be non-ambulatory during the measurement period

DENOMINATOR EXCEPTIONS:

None

NUMERATOR:

Patients who were screened for future fall risk at least once within the measurement period

NUMERATOR EXCLUSIONS:

Not Applicable



DEFINITION: 

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.