Patient mobility is an indicator of health and a predictor associated with clinical outcomes. However, mobility status is not routinely measured in hospitalized patients.1 Consequently, physicians do not recognize when patients experience low baseline mobility and declines in mobility status during hospitalization.2
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Hoyer EH, Young DL, Friedman LA, et al. Routine Inpatient Mobility Assessment and Hospital Discharge Planning. JAMA Intern Med. Published online November 26, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.5145
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