Journal of Nursing

A Review of Research on Fall Prevention in Elderly Hospitalized Patients

Yingying Liu, Liping Zeng, Shengnan Han, Huixian Lin


With the increasing aging of our population, the proportion of elderly inpatients is increasing year by year, and falls are a common injury in elderly inpatients with increasing incidence. They are one of the leading causes of severe complications and death. Therefore, early recognition of falls in elderly inpatients has become even more critical. This paper reviews the risk factors and protective measures for falls in elderly inpatients to guide the development of clinical fall protection, improve inpatient safety, and promote the harmonious development of the doctor-patient relationship.


Elderly Inpatients; Falls; Care

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