Fall-related deaths among older adults in British Columbia: cause and effect of policy change

11/10/2019

Source: Injury Prevention

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Date of publication: September 2019

 Publication type: journal article

In a nutshell: The British Columbia Coroners Service implemented a policy in 2010 advising the reclassification of underlying causes of deaths due to falls from ‘natural’ to ‘accidental’. This study investigates whether observed data trends reflect this change in practice, are artefacts of inconsistent reporting, or indicate a true increase in fall-related deaths.

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Falls: nine things to consider before dialling 999

25/06/2019

Source: Nursing and Residential care

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Date of publication: June 2019 Vol. 29 Iss. 6

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Policies of how to deal with falls vary greatly between care homes and staff are not always aware of when it is appropriate to call an ambulance. Catherine Hayes and colleagues report the results of a study on falls policies they carried out in North East England.

 Length of publication: 6 pages

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