CNA HealthPro Publication Focuses on Reduction of Patient Fall Rates for Ambulatory-Based Facilities

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- As one of the nation’s leading providers of professional liability insurance for healthcare providers and organizations, CNA HealthPro understands the importance of patient safety and risk management in the evolving world of healthcare. CNA HealthPro researches and analyzes healthcare liability trends to create resources to help its clients manage a variety of healthcare risks.

The most recent published resource is designed to help ambulatory-based facilities learn how to reduce patient falls, which are a common yet, highly preventable, source of injury and litigation. As described below, this publication – including numerous client bulletins and risk management tools that highlight emerging issues and trends in the healthcare industry - may be accessed at www.cna.com/riskcontrol under “Client Materials,” click “Healthcare.”

InBrief® entitled, "Patient Falls: Assessing Risk, Reducing Injury,” provides general strategies to reduce and document falls within ambulatory care settings. These strategies can be customized to reflect organizational needs and risk exposures. According to CNA HealthPro data, approximately half of the fall-related ambulatory care claims were asserted against home healthcare companies, mostly by clients receiving assistance with daily living activities.

Serving businesses and professionals since 1897, CNA is the country’s seventh largest commercial insurance writer and the 13th largest property and casualty company. CNA’s insurance products include standard commercial lines, specialty lines, surety, marine and other property and casualty coverages. CNA's services include risk management, information services, underwriting, risk control and claims administration. For more information, please visit CNA at www.cna.com. CNA is a registered trademark of CNA Financial Corporation.

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