Review decision: January 2016

We checked this guideline and decided that it should not be updated at this time. For details see the update decision, decision matrix and the process for deciding if an update is needed

Next review date: 2017

This guideline was previously called falls: assessment and prevention of falls in older people.

This guideline offers evidence-based advice on preventing falls in older people. New recommendations have been added about preventing falls in older people during a hospital stay.

All people aged 65 or older are covered by all guideline recommendations. People aged 50 to 64 who are admitted to hospital and are judged by a clinician to be at higher risk of falling because of an underlying condition are also covered by the guideline recommendations about assessing and preventing falls in older people during a hospital stay.

This clinical guideline extends and replaces falls: the assessment and prevention of falls in older people (CG21).

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