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Risk factors and risk assessment tools for falls in hospital in-patients: a systematic review
Age and Ageing
Objective: to identify all published papers on risk factors and risk assessment tools for falls in hospital inpatients. To identify clinical risk assessment tools or individual clinical risk factors predictive of falls, with the ultimate aim of informing the design of effective fall prevention strategies. Design: systematic literature review (Cochrane methodology). Independent assessment of quality against agreed criteria. Calculation of odds ratios and 95% conWdence intervals for risk factorsdoi:10.1093/ageing/afh017 pmid:14960426 fatcat:kbdgv27k5rcz7ackemksjtl4h4