Tag Archives: Falls and Fractures

Recently Published Resources on Falls Prevention – In the Community and in Hospitals (BMJ / NHS Improvement / NIHR / JAMA Internal Medicine)

Summary There are uncertainties about the effectiveness of environmental interventions to reduce risk of falls among older persons living in the community. A BMJ systematic review covers the options, coming down in favour of occupational therapist-led environment risk assessments and … Continue reading

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Doctors’ Online Resource: Better Care for Older People (General Medical Council)

Summary A new online resource, developed by the General Medical Council (GMC) working with the British Geriatrics Society and Age UK, has been designed to support doctors with day-to-day care of older patients. It provides several video interviews plus practical … Continue reading

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Framework for Personalised Care and Population Health (Department of Health)

Summary The Department of Health has published a framework to support nurses, midwives, health visitors and allied health professionals in accessing the best evidence and support for their public health role. It is also intended to act as a tool … Continue reading

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FallSafe Project: Falls Prevention Care Bundle (Nursing Times / Clinical Medicine)

Summary This article describes a regional initiative to falls prevention, involving the development of champions to give falls avoidance a high priority on hospital wards. It discusses lessons learned. “There should be no complacency: on a 36-bed ward, even a … Continue reading

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System-Wide Costs of Falls in Older People in Torbay (King’s Fund)

Summary This paper covers the use of Torbay’s patient-level linked data set to investigate the costs to the NHS and social care arising from the care pathway for older people admitted to hospital due to a fall. One in three … Continue reading

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Predictors Of Fracture: Falls in Hospitals and Residential Care Facilities (BMJ Open)

Summary A study of the predictors of fall-related fractures in healthcare settings was performed to identify any association between fall-related factors and fracture outcomes. A retrospective study of data from 197 public healthcare facilities in Queensland (Australia) was performed, including falls … Continue reading

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Hip Fractures in Hospitalised Medical Patients (BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)

Summary The incidence of hip fracture among people admitted to internal medicine units in Spain was analyzed. 1127 (0.057%) people received a diagnosis of hip fracture during hospitalisation, and the hospital mortality rate was 27.9%. (versus 9.4% for comparable non-fracture … Continue reading

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