Alexander Amies

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Falls among the elderly, although associated with substantial morbidity and mortality, have not been previously the subject of a longitudinal study. This five-year prospective study of an active ambulatory institutionalized population over 65 years of age, revealed an annual fall rate of 668 incidents per 1000, with a rising frequency in successive age(More)
Some of the circumstances surrounding 651 falls which occurred in elderly residents of a standard care unit in a home for the aged are described. Falls occurred as frequently at night as during the day-time, and there was no significant variation by day of the week or by season. The great majority occurred inside the home, mainly in the resident's own(More)