Ir J Med Sci (2017) 186:693–697 DOI 10.1007/s11845-017-1587-y ORIGINAL ARTICLE Increased number of community-living older adults attending an emergency department with falls and fractures: North Dublin experience 1,2 1 2 1 1,2 • • • • C. W. Fan J. Duggan D. Rodger E. Brazil F. McCarthy Received: 8 November 2016 / Accepted: 19 February 2017 / Published online: 25 February 2017 Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland 2017 Abstract Keywords Falls Emergency department Older Background The number of attendances to emergency department (ED) due to falls and fractures increases as the population ages. The community-based falls prevention Introduction strategy may reduce the number of falls requiring medical attention. Falls in older persons are frequent and the majority of Aim Our aim was to determine the changes over time in them are managed in the community. Gannon et al. in community-living older adults on the number of atten- their report on the cost of falls and fractures in Ireland dances to an urban ED over a 5 year period. showed that persons who fall encountered the healthcare Methods Community-living adults aged C65 years from a system through their general practitioner, the emergency catchment attending with falls and
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Published: Feb 25, 2017
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