Measurement of lying and standing blood pressure in hospital as part of falls prevention programme for older people


Source: Age and Ageing 

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Date of publication: May 2017 vol. 46(suppl_1): pps. i1-i22.

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A comprehensive national audit in 2015 of 4,846 patients aged 65+ from acute hospitals in England and Wales showed that only 16% of inpatients had their lying and standing blood pressure (LSBP) measured by the third day of admission. Orthostatic hypotension is common in older people, particularly during acute illness. It can therefore increase the risk of a fall in hospital.

Length of publication: 22 pages

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