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Preventing falls and fractures in long-term care

  • Stephen J Wallis (a1) and Gordon A Campbell (a1)

The prevalence of falls and associated injuries increases with age and dependency. The highest occurs among individuals living in long-term care institutions. Preventing falls results in reduced physical and psychological morbidity as well as having cost-saving implications. This review explores both uni- and multifactorial approaches to reducing fall rates and risk in individuals in long-term care, as well as highlighting the differences in this group from community-dwelling individuals.

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Address for correspondence: Stephen Wallis, Department of Medicine for the Elderly, Box 135, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 0QQ. Email:
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