Could Fire and Rescue Services identify older people at risk of falls?

Laybourne, Anne H, Martin, Finbarr C, Whiting, David G and Lowton, Karen (2011) Could Fire and Rescue Services identify older people at risk of falls? Primary Health Care Research and Development, 12 (4). pp. 395-399. ISSN 1463-4236

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Abstract

Protecting or improving the efficiency and effectiveness of services while reducing costs in response to public sector funding reductions is a significant challenge for all public service organisations. Preventing falls in older people is a major public health objective. We propose here an innovative model of community partnership with Fire and Rescue Services assisting falls prevention services to enhance the safety and well-being of older people in local communities through early identification of those who are at risk of injury from a fall or accidental domestic fire.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: cited By 1
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Depositing User: Karen Lowton
Date Deposited: 27 May 2015 08:12
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2017 15:34
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/54062

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