Epidemiology of falls in older age

Peel, Nancye May (2011) Epidemiology of falls in older age. Canadian Journal on Aging, 30 1: 7-19. doi:10.1017/S071498081000070X


Author Peel, Nancye May
Title Epidemiology of falls in older age
Journal name Canadian Journal on Aging   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0714-9808
Publication date 2011-03-01
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/S071498081000070X
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 30
Issue 1
Start page 7
End page 19
Total pages 13
Place of publication Cambridge, England, U.K.
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Language eng
Abstract Worldwide, falls among older people are a public health concern because of their frequency and adverse consequences in terms of morbidity, mortality, and quality of life, as well as their impact on health system services and costs. This epidemiological review outlines the public health burden of falls and fall-related injuries and the impact of population aging. The magnitude of the problem is described in terms of the classification of falls and measurement of outcomes, including fall incidence rates across settings, sociodemographic determinants, international trends, and costs of falls and fall-related injuries. Finally, public health approaches to minimize falls risk and consequent demand on health care resources are suggested.
Keyword Gerontology
Geriatrics & Gerontology
GERONTOLOGY
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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