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Falls

This clinical guideline was updated by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in June 2013. For details, see:

Falls: assessment and prevention of falls in older people (CG161) (2013)

This page also provides details of the publication available for the 2004 clinical guideline, which has not been updated.

Clinical practice guideline for the assessment and prevention of falls in older people (2004)

This guideline covered older people living in the community, either at home, in a retirement complex, or in a residential or nursing home. An older person is defined as someone who is aged 65 or over. The guideline does not cover people who are bed bound or who are in hospital for reasons other than treatment after a fall. This publication includes the appendices (284 pages).