Falls in the community: Assume a medical event until proven otherwise

+Clinical

Falls in the community: Assume a medical event until proven otherwise

Ngaire Kerse

Ngaire Kerse

Falls
GPs can do a lot to ensure it’s not medical issues causing falls

How exactly do falls in older people come about? GPs can do a lot to rule out any medical issues that are causing the elderly to fall

Falls and injury are even more important now with the ageing of the population, as people aged over 80 are more likely to fall and those over 90, even