Tag Archives: Falls in Older People

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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Uncertainties Concerning the Efficacy of Interventions for Falls Prevention in Older People Living in the Community (Cochrane Database)

Summary A recent systematic review examines the possible benefits (or harms) of multifactorial and multiple component interventions for preventing falls in older people living in the community. “Multifactorial interventions may reduce the rate of falls compared with usual care or … Continue reading

Posted in Community Care, Falls, Falls Prevention, For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), Hip Fractures, Integrated Care, Management of Condition, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Person-Centred Care, Physiotherapy, Quick Insights, Systematic Reviews, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Variable Standards of Hospital Dementia Care in England (BBC News / Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary The Alzheimer’s Society may have found further evidence of poor and variable care in a review of acute hospital care for dementia patients. Their report is based on Freedom of Information (FOI) requests, to which not all Trusts were … Continue reading

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Towards Harm-Free Care: Modifiable Hospitalisation Risk Factors (Journal of the American Geriatrics Society / HSCIC / BBC News / National Health Executive / NHS England)

Summary A recent study in the USA found 41% of patients over the age of 70 years who were hospitalised with acute conditions were discharged with lower levels of function compared with when they were admitted to hospital. A number … Continue reading

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Statistical Focus on the Health and Care of Older People (HSCIC)

Summary The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) has published a summary of information about older people living in England. This collection of statistical information presents a broad picture of the health, care and wellbeing of older people in … Continue reading

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NICE Pathways: New or Recently Updated Care Pathways (NICE)

Summary NICE Pathways are a collection of online resources which summarise selected NICE guidelines, and related information, in topic-based interactive flowcharts. Topics of likely interest, recently added or updated (as sampled August / September 2012), include: Acute Kidney Injury Care Pathway. … 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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