Geospatial distribution of fall-related hospitalisation incidence in Texas


Source: Journal of Safety Research, 2015, online

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Date of publication: February 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study examined incidence and characteristics of fall-related hospitalisations among Texans aged 50 or older by geography and across time, to try and identify fall hot-spots which might lack fall prevention programmes. The study concluded that increased efforts are needed to identify older adults at elevated risk of falling, and that referral systems need to take geographical settings into account. This can in turn inform strategic planning efforts to develop clinical-community partnerships to offer fall-prevention programmes in high-risk areas.

Length of publication: 1 page

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