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Monday, March 18, 2013

Preventing Falls and Fall-Related Injuries in Older People

The Cochrane Library is one of the best sources for obtaining evidence-based information to better inform health care decisions.  Preventing Falls and Fall-Related Injuries in Older People is a special collection containing four Cochrane reviews that provide evidence of effective interventions in preventing in falls.

The Cochrane reviews highlighted here include:

  • Interventions for preventing falls in older people living in the community
  • Interventions for preventing falls in older people in care facilities and hospitals
  • Population-based interventions for the prevention of fall-related injuries in older people
  • Hip protectors for preventing hip fractures in older people

These reviews are available for free for a limited time, while this special collection is featured on the Cochrane Library homepage - so make sure you have a look soon!

The collection can be viewed here:

1 comment:

Jeffrey said...

I wanted to offer a little clinical information on this topic from where I found an article entitled Preventing Falls in the elderly. Its free to read and gives advice on what doctors are advising their older patients and their families.

I hope it is valuable.