Fall risk and fall-related injuries

What should you measure to predict injurious falls?

After discharge from hospital, older people are at risk of falling. Several risk factors for these falls and fall-related injuries have been identified. Some of these risk factors differ between men and women.

The Downton Fall Risk Index (DRFI) incorporates some of these risk factors to predict falls in the community, residential care and hospitals. The current study provides new insights into the DFRI and fall-related injuries. 

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