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Nurs Times. 2003 Aug 5-11;99(31):28-30.

Falls in older people: taking a multidisciplinary approach.

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Morriston Hospital, Swansea.

Abstract

The pathology of falls in older people is often complex and multifactorial. However, falls should not be viewed as an inevitable consequence of ageing. Risk factors can be identified and reduced by taking a multidisciplinary approach. The repercussions after a fall can be far-reaching for individuals, their support network and the NHS. The physical after-effects of a fall are well understood, but the subsequent threats to mental and social well-being are, arguably, more prevalent.

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