Tag Archives: Falls Assessment

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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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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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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Recent Systematic Reviews on Falls (October – December 2012)

[A version of this collection features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 5, January 2013]. Here are recent reviews on the subject of falls. Bloch, F. Thibaud, M. Tournoux-Facon, C. [et al]. Estimation … 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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Falls Prevention Resource Pack (RCP’s FallSafe Project)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 12, July 2012]. Summary Over 280,000 patient falls occur in hospitals and mental health units annually, costing approximately £15 million per annum. Most persons … Continue reading

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Falls Prevention: New Approaches to Integrated Falls Prevention Services (NHS Confederation)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 10, May 2012]. Summary This Briefing (No.234) from the NHS Confederation and the Ambulance Service Network summarises the findings and recommendations from a workshop … Continue reading

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Falls Prevention in Hospitals (RAND Corporation)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 9, April 2012]. Summary This systematic review of the evidence on hospital falls prevention is a contribution to a resource guide about interventions to … Continue reading

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