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Medicine use in high fall risk versus low fall risk patients, hospitalised in an orthopaedic clinic

  • At: 2009 FIP Congress in Istanbul (Turkey)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: WESTERLUND, Tommy (Apoteket AB and University of Gothenburg, Helsingborg and Göteborg, Sweden)
  • Co-author(s): Jogby, Martina (Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden)
    Kragh, Annika (Kristianstad Hospital, Kristianstad, Sweden)
  • Abstract:

    Introduction: Falls among elderly cause much suffering and high societal costs. The risk of falling increases with the use of fall-risk-increasing drugs (FRIDs). Aims: To examine (1) differences in medicine use in high fall risk versus low fall risk patients, hospitalised in an orthopaedic clinic, (2) how often the documentation of FRIDs was

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Last update 4 October 2019

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