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Table 2 Study outcomes and source of data

From: Evaluation of a multisite educational intervention to improve mobilization of older patients in hospital: protocol for mobilization of vulnerable elders in Ontario (MOVE ON)

  Outcome Definition Data source
Primary Frequency of mobilization of patient % of patients documented ‘not in bed’ during audit Direct observation
Secondary Length of stay Days Chart abstraction or hospital decision support unit (HDSRU)
  Functional status at admission and at discharge (ADL/IADL) % patients in each category of ADL status Chart abstraction
  Discharge destination % patients discharged to location other than LTC Chart abstraction or HDSRU
  Falls Number of incident reports filed Chart abstraction or HDSRU
  Injurious falls (fractures, subdural hematoma) Number reported Chart abstraction or HDSRU
  Perceptions and satisfaction of patients, informal caregivers, family members and healthcare Qualitative data Interviews
  Rate of documentation Change in documentation of baseline and discharge functional status Document review