Letters Preventing falls

Falls need tailored management, fractures risk management

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39101.390150.1F (Published 25 January 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:169
  1. Clive E Bowman, medical director
  1. 1BUPA Care Service, Leeds LS18 4UP bowmanc@bupa.com

    Cameron and Kurrle strike a note of frustration in their editorial accompanying the paper on preventive strategies to minimise falls.1 2 Falls in older people are sensitive to several spheres of influence: the physical status of the individual; the mental state of the individual; the influence of environmental factors; the impact of medication, adverse or beneficial; and acts of violence …

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