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Incidence of falls in three different types of geriatric care: A Swedish prospective study
Umeå University, Department of Geriatric Medicine.
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Umeå University, Department of Nursing.
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1997 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Social Medicine, ISSN 0300-8037, Vol. 25, no 1, p. 8-13Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The incidence and consequences of falls were investigated in three different types of Swedish geriatric care clinics: a geriatric rehabilitation clinic, a psychogeriatric clinic and a nursing home. Falls were prospectively registered by the nursing staff. The incidence rate (and 95% confidence interval) of falls per 10,000 patient days of the psychogeriatric clinic was 171 (146-196), compared with 92 (72-112) at the geriatric rehabilitation clinic, and 31 (22-41) at the nursing home. Most falls (62%) did not result in injury, while major injuries occurred in 5%. We conclude that accidental falls are a major problem in geriatric care in Sweden, but there is a considerable difference in incidence rates between different types of institutions

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1997. Vol. 25, no 1, p. 8-13
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-4851Local ID: 2da73bd0-c248-11db-9ea3-000ea68e967bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-4851DiVA: diva2:977725
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Upprättat; 1997; 20070221 (andbra)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2017-11-24Bibliographically approved

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