Characteristics of the middle-age adult inpatient fall

Source: Applied Nursing Research, 2016, online

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Date of publication: January 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This retrospective analysis looked to describe characteristics of middle-age inpatient fallers and the risk factors behind their falls and injuries. The age group of 45-64 years was compared with ages 21-44 and 65-90. Their acute illness was found to mark them as vulnerable to fall and injury, the same as the older population, and they should not be overlooked for prevention measures.

Length of publication: 1 page

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