Risk factors for geriatric patient falls in rehabilitation hospital settings: a systematic review

  title={Risk factors for geriatric patient falls in rehabilitation hospital settings: a systematic review},
  author={Edgar Ramos Vieira and Rosalie Freund-Heritage and Bruno R. da Costa},
  journal={Clinical Rehabilitation},
  pages={788 - 799}
Objective: To review the literature to identify and synthesize the evidence on risk factors for patient falls in geriatric rehabilitation hospital settings. Data sources: Eligible studies were systematically searched on 16 databases from inception to December 2010. Review methods: The search strategies used a combination of terms for rehabilitation hospital patients, falls, risk factors and older adults. Cross-sectional, cohort, case-control studies and randomized clinical trials (RCTs… 

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