TITLE

Beyond fall prevention: The hip fracture crisis

AUTHOR(S)
ROBINS, D. STEPHEN
PUB. DATE
March 2013
SOURCE
Long-Term Living: For the Continuing Care Professional;Mar2013, Vol. 62 Issue 2, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the healthcare crisis caused by increasing numbers of hip fractures due to falls in long-term care (LTC) facilities. It states that patients in LTC facilities are at a greater risk of hip fractures and falls, hence necessitating the need for fall prevention strategies. Technological advances like soft, flexible and pliable hip protection devices that provide maximum impact protection have been developed to reduce the occurrence of fractures.
ACCESSION #
86401216

 

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