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prospective cohort study with blinded outcome assessment.
3 general rehabilitation wards in a non-acute geriatric hospital.
1025 elderly patients (mean age 82 y, 64% women) who were consecutively admitted to a rehabilitation ward from acute medical, orthopaedic, and surgical wards after treatment for an acute illness.
Assessment of risk factors:
patient characteristics including age, sex, past history of falls, impaired vision, hearing loss, lower limb abnormalities, confusion (Hodkinson Abbreviated Mental Test score <7 out of 10), gait disturbance (“get up and go” …
For correspondence: Dr M Vassallo, Kings Mill Centre, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, UK.
Source of funding: not stated.