Publication - Advice and guidance

The Prevention and Management of Falls in the Community: A Framework for Action for Scotland 2014/15

Published: 3 Oct 2014
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781784128029

The aim of the Framework for Action is to support a more consistent approach to falls prevention and management and in doing so improve experiences and outcomes for older people, their families and carers; and to accelerate the pace of implementing integrated falls and fragility fracture pathways.

The Prevention and Management of Falls in the Community: A Framework for Action for Scotland 2014/15
References

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