Assessment of the quality of fall detection and management in primary care in the Netherlands based on the ACOVE quality indicators

@article{Askari2015AssessmentOT,
  title={Assessment of the quality of fall detection and management in primary care in the Netherlands based on the ACOVE quality indicators},
  author={Mahin Askari and Shahrooz Eslami and Machiel van Rijn and Stephanie Medlock and Eric P Moll van Charante and Nathalie van der Velde and Sophia E de Rooij and Ameen Abu-Hanna},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
  year={2015},
  volume={27},
  pages={569-576}
}
We determined adherence to nine fall-related ACOVE quality indicators to investigate the quality of management of falls in the elderly population by general practitioners in the Netherlands. Our findings demonstrate overall low adherence to these indicators, possibly indicating insufficiency in the quality of fall management. Most indicators showed a positive association between increased risk for functional decline and adherence, four of which with statistical significance. This study aims to… CONTINUE READING

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