[PDF] Action to prevent falls: reducing pressures on A&E and promoting healthy ageing by preventing falls among older people

Source:
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents - RoSPA
Publisher:
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents;Royal College of Emergency Medicine
Publication date:
30 October 2017

Abstract

This joint Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) factsheet calls for more proactive falls prevention strategies to reduce injuries among older people. Such action would be effective in improving health in an ageing society, reduce costs and ease the pressure on hospital emergency departments (A&E) and other health and social care services.