Elderly people who fall: identifying and managing the causes

Br J Hosp Med. 1995;54(10):520-3.


Falls are not a mundane and inevitable consequence of ageing, but are a serious threat to the health and the independence of many older people. There is now very good evidence that the risk of falls can be significantly lowered by careful clinical evaluation and institution of a physical retraining programme.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Accidental Falls / prevention & control*
  • Accidental Falls / statistics & numerical data
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Exercise Therapy
  • Gait
  • Geriatric Assessment*
  • Humans
  • Postural Balance
  • Risk Factors