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Clinical Focus Volume 7 N2

It’s just a fall…

Falls are a major cause of injury and death in older people, affecting more than a third of all older people each year, half of whom have recurrent falls. Falls have a major impact on primary and secondary care services and are an important cause of carer strain and admission to long term care. 50% of all care home residents have a fall each year. Multifactorial falls risk assessments should be offered to people who fall. Multifactorial interventions delivered to people who fall are effective in reducing falls rates by up to 25%.

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