Stanford Health Care nursing department is engaged in measuring the
sensitivity and specificity of the inpatient fall risk assessment
tool. There are different fall risk assessment tools available in the
literature, however no single tool has been shown to be generalizable
to all types of inpatients. The SHC fall risk assessment tool has six
risk factors categorized into extrinsic factors and intrinsic factors.
The nursing department is engaged in determining the predictive value
of the SHC Fall Risk Assessment Tool.