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Strategy to Prevent Falls and Fractures in Ireland’s Ageing Population

Creator:

Health Service Executive (HSE)

Subject Keywords: Strategic document with primary focus on the prevention of injuries due to falls and fractures in older people
Topic: Burden
Causes
Chronic Conditions
Conditions
Management
Musculoskeletal condition
Prevention
Chronic Conditions
Type: Report
Region: Republic of Ireland
Description:

The Health Service Executive, Department of Health and Children and National Council on Ageing and Older people have jointly prepared a strategy to “Prevent Falls and Fractures in Ireland’s Ageing Population”. Falls in older people can have life changing consequences, and older people are most likely to suffer serious injuries, disability, psychological consequences and death following a fall. The risk of falling increases with age - one in three older people fall every year and two-thirds of them fall again within six months. Falls and fractures in older people can be prevented and this strategy outlines a range of measures that should assist older people to avoid falls, and to protect them from the more serious consequences of a fall or fracture.

Date:

01/06/2008

Rights: © Government of Ireland
Suggested citation:

Health Service Executive (HSE). (2008) Strategy to Prevent Falls and Fractures in Ireland’s Ageing Population [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/13929 [Accessed: 21st September 2019].

  

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