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USC-led study analyzes fall rates among short-stay nursing home patients

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Natalie Leland holds joint appointments at the USC Davis School of Gerontology and the USC Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy. (Photo/Kimberly Kelton)

One in five short-stay nursing home patients sustains a fall after their admission, and certified nursing assistant (CNA) staffing is associated with decreased fall risk, according to a study led by USC researcher Natalie Leland. The study recently was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.