Necessity of a drug-related item in a geriatric inpatient fall assessment tool

  • At: 2017 FIP Congress in Seoul (South Korea)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: HAYASHI, Yuichi (Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, Neurology and Geriatrics, Gifu, Japan)
  • Co-author(s): Yuichi Hayashi: Neurology and Geriatrics, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, Gifu, Japan
    Shohei Nishida: Pharmacology, Gifu University Hospital, Gifu, Japan
    Sayuri Tamai: Nursing, Gifu University Hospital, Gifu, Japan
    Akio Suzuki: Pharmacology, Gifu University Hospital, Gifu, Japan
    Akio Kimura: Neurology and Geriatrics, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, Gifu, Japan
    Yoshinori Itoh: Pharmacology, Gifu University Hospital, Gifu, Japan
    Takashi Inuzuka: Neurology and Geriatrics, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, Gifu, Japan
  • Abstract:

    Methods

    We included 850 elderly inpatients in our department between June 2004 and December 2016.  The numbers of fallers, and falls in the hospital were 49, and 66, respectively.  We assessed the clinical characteristics at admission of fallers using the revised Izumi’s, the revised Izumi’s with polypharmacy, Morse’s tool, and John’s Hopkins..

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