Definition of a fall

Source: ProFaNE (Prevention of Falls Network Earth)

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Date of publication: Feb 2012

Publication type: Website

In a nutshell: This article asks what a fall actually is, differentiating between falls, slips and trips. Researchers use a certain definition for falls, as does the site, which can differ depending on its cause and the incident itself; does ti count if the victim doesn’t reach the floor? It also ponders whether a definition is even needed, and asks what the information can be used for.

Length of Publication: 1 page

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library


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