A new approach for identifying patients at high risk for falls in emergency department

@inproceedings{Aung2013ANA,
  title={A new approach for identifying patients at high risk for falls in emergency department},
  author={Theingi Aung and Awatif Ayadh Ali and Jaimie Coleman and L Maidment and Sylvia Tilford and Opinder Sahota and Tahir Masud},
  year={2013}
}
Results.– Two hundred and twenty falls were recorded in total in 155 patients. The following diseases correlated with an increased risk of falling during an inpatient hospital stay: Urinary incontinenceP<0.0001ParkinsondiseaseP<0.0001Cognitive impairment P<0.0001 The following medication correlated with an increased risk of falling: benzodiazepine P<0.002 high potency antipsychotics P<0.001 low potency antipsychotics P<0.0001 atypical antipsychotics P<0.0001 81% of falls occurred in the patient… CONTINUE READING

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