Falls in older people - an overview for the acute physician.
Acute Med. 2011;10(2):99-102
Authors: Fox JA, Fox MA
Falls are common amongst older adults inflicting a substantial socioeconomic burden. Aetiology is often multifactorial. Comprehensive individualised assessment is pivotal to direct effective interventions. We provide an overview of falls and highlight an approach for acute physicians who will increasingly encounter this mode of presentation in an ageing population.
PMID: 22041614 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]