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Injury Due to Mechanical Falls: Future Directions in Gender-specific Surveillance, Screening, and Interventions in Emergency Department Patients.
Academic Emergency Medicine : Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
  • Marna R Greenberg, DO, MPH, FACEP, Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Bryan G Kane, MD, Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Vicken Y Totten
  • Neha P Raukar
  • Elizabeth C Moore
  • Tracy Sanson
  • Robert D Barraco, MD, Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Michael Nguyen, MD, Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Federico E Vaca
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.
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PubMedID
25491707
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Article
Citation Information

Greenberg, M. R., Kane, B. G., Totten, V. Y., Raukar, N. P., Moore, E. C., Sanson, T., & ... Vaca, F. E. (2014). Injury Due to Mechanical Falls: Future Directions in Gender-specific Surveillance, Screening, and Interventions in Emergency Department Patients. Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal Of The Society For Academic Emergency Medicine, 21(12), 1380-1385. doi:10.1111/acem.12523