Title

Injury Due to Mechanical Falls: Future Directions in Gender-specific Surveillance, Screening, and Interventions in Emergency Department Patients.

Publication/Presentation Date

12-1-2014

Abstract

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that among older adults (≥65 years), falls are the leading cause of injury-related death. Fall-related fractures among older women are more than twice as frequent as those for men. Gender-specific evidence-based fall prevention strategy and intervention studies show that improved patient-centered outcomes are elusive. There is a paucity of emergency medicine literature on the topic. As part of the 2014 Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM) consensus conference on "Gender-Specific Research in Emergency Care: Investigate, Understand, and Translate How Gender Affects Patient Outcomes," a breakout group convened to generate a research agenda on priority questions to be answered on this topic. The consensus-based priority research agenda is presented in this article.

Volume

21

Issue

12

First Page

1380

Last Page

1385

ISSN

1553-2712

Disciplines

Emergency Medicine

PubMedID

25491707

Department(s)

Department of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine Faculty, Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty, Division of Education, USF-LVHN SELECT Program, USF-LVHN SELECT Program Faculty

Document Type

Article