Source: Injury Prevention, 2013, 19 (2) p. 134-138
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Date of publication: April 2013
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: Identifying people at risk of a serious fall before they require hospital treatment allows early intervention as well as a possible reduction in further falls and healthcare costs. This Australian project aimed to set up a referral pathway for older people to contact a community falls-prevention team. An education package, referral pathway and follow-up procedures were developed and outcome measures collected to compare people put onto the different pathways. However, even though the project had support from various levels of management, it did not result in any referrals to the pathway. Possible reasons for this are explained.
Length of publication: 4 pages
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