Tranzo - aw publieke gezondheid

Valpreventie in de zorg geïmplementeerd - Promotieonderzoek

Gepubliceerd: 01 maart 2019 Laatst bijgewerkt: 02 april 2020

W.M.A. Meekes MSc., Dr. L.A.M. van de Goor, Dr. C. Leemrijse, Dr. J. Korevaar

Falls are an important and increasing problem among increasing numbers of vulnerable elderly living at home. They have large consequences for the involved elderly and for the costs of care. That is why it is important to prevent falls, preferably by interventions in primary care in which the numbers of vulnerable elderly increase sharply because more of them stay living at home longer instead of being institutionalized. Potentially effective interventions are available but implementation of these interventions in primary care is lagging behind. In this project (physiotherapeutically) interventions to prevent falls are implemented as part of a disease management program for vulnerable elderly of a GP care group and a home care organization, in collaboration with a regional organization of physiotherapists.