Prevalence and risk factors for falls and fall-related injuries in the 2018 National Post-acute and Long-term Care Study

Zachary A. Marcum, Zhaoli Dai, Edwin C.K. Tan

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Abstract


Falls and related injuries are common and cause significant morbidity and mortality in older adults living in long-term care settings.1 However, prior epidemiological estimates of falls in this setting are nearly 30 years old and not nationally representative.2 Contemporary representative data are needed to inform research and policy related to falls. Thus, we evaluated the prevalence and characteristics associated with falls and fall-related injuries using a nationally representative sample of residential care community (RCC) residents in the United States.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Geriatrics Society
Early online date30 Aug 2022
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 30 Aug 2022

Keywords

  • Falls - elderly
  • Fall-related injuries
  • Morbidity and mortality

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