Are falls in the elderly less common in nursing homes compared with living at home?

    loading  Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid

Abstract

EVIDENCE-BASED ANSWER

No. Older adults in nursing homes fall at about twice the rate of age-matched cohorts in the community (SOR: B, systematic review and individual prospective cohort studies). Most likely, many confounding variables other than age and place of residence affect fall rate.

Related Topics

    loading  Loading Related Articles