Tag Archives: Fall and Fracture Prevention

Statistics on Falls in Hospitals: National Audit of Inpatient Falls 2017 (RCP / NHS Improvement)

Summary The Royal College of Physicians (RCP)’s most recent annual report summarises findings of the National Audit of Inpatient Falls, with recommendations for improvement. This report supplies: “ …detailed results from all individual hospitals, enabling comparison with their own performance … Continue reading

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National Audit of Inpatient Falls: Audit Report 2015 (RCP)

Summary The Royal College of Physicians (RCP)’s Falls and Fragility Fracture Audit Programme involves a national clinical audit of the care received by patients in hospital. The following annual report summarises findings of the National Audit of Inpatient Falls. Although … Continue reading

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Falls Assessment and Prevention in Older People: CG161 (NICE)

Summary This National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) clinical guideline covers the assessment and prevention of falls in older people. This guideline updates and replaces the earlier guidance on “Falls (NICE Clinical Guideline 21)” and includes information on the … Continue reading

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Resources for Falls Awareness Week: June 17th – 21st 2013 (Age UK)

Summary Falls Awareness Week this year is June 17 – 21st 2013. It will be used to highlight the risk of falls and to offer simple interventions to prevent falls. Approximately 30% of over 65 year olds fall every year, and … Continue reading

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Falls and Hip Fracture Reduction Using Vitamin D Supplementation in Vascular Parkinsonism (Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management)

Summary This study investigated the potential of Vitamin D supplementation for reducing the risk of falls and fragility hip fractures in patients with vascular Parkinsonism (VP) and Parkinson’s Disease (PD). The evidence suggests that vitamin D decreases falls and hip … Continue reading

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Recent Systematic Reviews on Hip Fractures

[A version of this collection appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Introduction Each month a large number of journal articles, including systematic reviews and meta-analyses, are examined. Here is a recent selection. … Continue reading

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Recent Systematic Reviews on Falls

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Introduction Each month a large number of journal articles, including systematic reviews and meta-analyses, are examined. Here are … Continue reading

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