Identifying older people at high risk of future falls

Source: Emergency Medicine Journal

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Date of publication: Online November 2012

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A simple, two item screening tool has been developed in Australia, measuring people over 70 years old with a history of falls for their physical status, medical and fall history and use of community services. The tool can accurately discriminate between fallers and non-fallers, and could possibly identify high-risk individuals who may benefit from further help after discharge.

Length of publication: 1 page

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