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Falls in older adults are often serious, resulting in functional decline, reduced quality of life, loss of independence and in severe cases, even death. While about 75% of injury-related hospitalisations among older adults (over 65) are caused by falls, hospitalisation is also a major falls risk factor in itself. Falls are among the most common clinical incidents, with the risks only increasing the longer the patient remains in acute care - sometimes even for patients who were not initially at risk of falling.
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