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Developing an evidence-based approach to falls-risk assessment

Geoff Cooper, RGN, DMS, PGCert (Clinical Governance).Senior Clinical Risk Manager, Winchester and Eastleigh Healthcare NHS Trust, Winchester, HampshireThe National Service Framework for Older People (Department of Health, 2001a) has the stated aim: ‘To reduce the number of falls which result in serious injury and ensure effective treatment and rehabilitation for those who have fallen.’

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