Risk factors for older people in nursing homes and hospitals

Source: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 2013

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Date of publication: Online January 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This systematic review looked at risk factors for falls in nursing home residents and hospital inpatients. A range of factors were found, including mobility, sensory, medical factors and medication. Women were found to have a slightly decreased risk, but falls have a multifactorial aetiology. The history of falls, use of walking aids and disability are strong predictors of future falls.

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