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Epidemiology of falls in the elderly environmental factors prevention proposal



Epidemiology of falls in the elderly environmental factors prevention proposal



Medicina Geriatrica 18(4): 195-201



The authors report the data about the incidence and causes of falls in a population of 5.827 hospitalized patients, 65 years and over. The rate per cent of falls at home and in hospital was 14,1. 9,5 per cent of all admissions to hospital were related with a fall. The percentage of accidental falls was 23,7. The most important environmental risk factors are examined and a proposal of prevention is formulated.

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