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Falls and older people: Understanding why people fall

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-177
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Community Nursing
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2020

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Abstract

Falls are common among older people and a major public health challenge. This article describes why falls are more common among older people, the potential causes of falls and what assessments should be undertaken to inform preventive interventions. District nurses are well placed to contribute to the understanding of why an older person has had a fall as part of a falls risk assessment.

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