Epidemiology of falls in residential aged care: analysis of more than 70,000 falls from residents of bavarian nursing homes.

@article{Rapp2012EpidemiologyOF,
  title={Epidemiology of falls in residential aged care: analysis of more than 70,000 falls from residents of bavarian nursing homes.},
  author={Kilian Rapp and Clemens Becker and Ian D Cameron and H Koenig and G B{\"u}chele},
  journal={Journal of the American Medical Directors Association},
  year={2012},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={187.e1-6}
}
OBJECTIVE Falls and fall-related injuries are leading problems in residential aged care facilities. The objective of this study was to provide descriptive data about falls in nursing homes. DESIGN/SETTING/PARTICIPANTS Prospective recording of all falls over 1 year covering all residents from 528 nursing homes in Bavaria, Germany. MEASUREMENTS Falls were reported on a standardized form that included a facility identification code, date, time of the day, sex, age, degree of care need… CONTINUE READING

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