Falls in the institutionalized elderly.

  title={Falls in the institutionalized elderly.},
  author={T Kalchthaler and R A Bascon and V Quintos},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  volume={26 9},
The reports on 72 of 190 accidents occurring among 189 nursing home residents during a 3-month period were drawn at random and reviewed. The majority of the accidents were falls, either major or minor. Personal data on the residents included age, sex, mental status, number of diseases, and number of drugs administered. Data on environmental factors included the time of day and location of the accident, and the concomitant nursing staff patterns. Women of advanced age were more likely to be… CONTINUE READING