Falls lead to declines in seniors

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170706155935.htm

More than half of elderly patients (age 65 and older) who visited an emergency department because of injuries sustained in a fall suffered adverse events — including additional falls, hospitalization and death — within 6 months. The results of a study examining how risk factors predict recurrent falls and adverse events were published online yesterday in Annals of Emergency Medicine (‘Revisit, Subsequent Hospitalization, Recurrent Fall and Death within 6 Months after a Fall among Elderly Emergency Department Patients’).

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