Emergency department fall-related presentations do not trigger fall risk assessment: a gap in care of high-risk outpatient fallers.

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We wanted to determine whether women aged 70 years and older, who presented to the emergency department (ED) with a fall and injury, received guideline care within 18 months of presentation. Women aged 70 years and older who presented to the ED with a fall were recorded prospectively from August 1, 2001 to May 1, 2002 (n=226). Structured telephone… (More)

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@article{Donaldson2005EmergencyDF, title={Emergency department fall-related presentations do not trigger fall risk assessment: a gap in care of high-risk outpatient fallers.}, author={Meghan G Donaldson and Karim M. Khan and Jennifer C. Davis and Allison E Salter and J. Paige Buchanan and Doug McKnight and Patricia A Janssen and Margie Bell and Heather McKay}, journal={Archives of gerontology and geriatrics}, year={2005}, volume={41 3}, pages={311-7} }