Fall prevention in primary care using chronic disease management plans: A process evaluation of provider and consumer perspectives

03/12/2019

Source:Australian Occupational Therapy Journal

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Date of publication: 3 November 2019

 Publication type: Journal article 

In a nutshell:Falls are an important issue in primary care. General practitioners (GPs) are in a key position to identify older people at risk of falls on their caseload and put preventative plans into action. Chronic Disease Management (CDM) plans allow GPs to refer to allied health practitioners (AHPs) for evidence‐based falls interventions. A previous pilot study reduced falls risk factors using CDM pans with older people at risk of falls. This study aimed to conduct a process evaluation of how the intervention worked in the pilot study for providers and consumers.

 Length of publication: 9 pages

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Engagement of general practitioners in falls prevention and referral to occupational therapists

20/12/2018

Source: British Journal of Occupational Therapy 

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Date of publication: November 2, 2018, pps. 1-9

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This research aims to identify the current practice of general practitioners in falls prevention and to identify opportunities for occupational therapists in particular to extend their role in falls prevention in primary care.

 Length of publication: 9 pages

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Survey: Falls Prevention in General Practice

18/09/2014

Source: Twitter

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Date of publication: September 2014

Publication type: Tweet (social media) leading to online survey

In a nutshell: This is an online survey through SurveyMonkey requesting information on how General Practitioners address falls prevention in their every day practice with older people.

Length of publication: 1 page