Article: article from journal or magazin.
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Patients âgés admis aux urgences suite à une chute: que faire [Older people admitted to the emergency department after a fall: what to do?].
Revue Médicale Suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish. PDF type: Pratique
Falls in older people are frequent. Falls may lead to serious injuries and are associated with greater morbidity, mortality, and reduced overall functioning in the older population. Evidences exist regarding the beneficial effects of fall prevention programs. However, these interventions are rarely implemented in our health system. Older people admitted to the emergency department after a fall should get careful attention in order to initiate specific interventions to prevent new falls. This article provides a clinical assessment strategy to evaluate older persons after a fall and proposes an algorithm for discharge planning decision.
Accidental Falls, Aged, Emergency Service, Hospital, Geriatric Assessment, Humans, Patient Admission, Risk Factors
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