BMC Geriatr 2022 07 18;22(1):594. Epub 2022 Jul 18.
Department for Health Services Research, Geriatric Medicine, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Carl Von Ossietzky University, Ammerländer Heerstraße 114-118, 26129, Oldenburg, Germany.
Background: Falls are a leading cause for emergency department (ED) visits in older adults. As a fall is associated with a high risk of functional decline and further falls and many falls do not receive medical attention, the ED is ideal to initiate secondary prevention, an opportunity generally not taken. Data on trajectories to identify patients, who would profit the most form early intervention and to examine the impact of a fall event, are lacking. Read More