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Prevention of Falls in the Hospitalized Elderly Patient
Pages 7 (1757 words)
Falls in hospitalized elderly population has become a problem of serious concern in these days. There are many studies that look into the economic cost of falls, factors that trigger such falls, the steps that can be adopted to control the falls, the possibility of fall in different ethnographic groups, and successful prediction of the possibility of fall in elderly using various tools.
Despite all these efforts over these years, estimates prove that still a significant number of elderly falls are reported in hospital settings. This work intends to look into the various works and studies on the reasons behind falls in hospitalized elderly population and various methods devised by various scholars to predict the possibility of falls and to control it. Thereafter, the study intends to propose a new, multifaceted approach based on the light of the analysis. Literature Review The economic cost and demography of falls Many scholars acknowledge the fact that elderly falls are a significant clinical issue and an outgrowing economic burden. For example, Sartini, Cristina, Spagnolo, Cremonesi, Costaguta, Monacelli, Garau & Odetti (2010) identified the fact that the average cost for fall-related hospitalization is Euro 5479.09. ...
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