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Effects of health containment measures on the prevalence of falls among people residing in nursing homes. Retrospective cross-sectional observational study in an associative group of 19 EHPADs in Haute-Garonne Volume 18, issue 4, April 2022

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Authors
1 DUMG Toulouse, Université Paul Sabatier, 133 Route de Narbonne 31400 Toulouse
2 Directrice médicale et qualité du groupe associatif d’Ehpad Edenis, Rue Claude-Marie Perroud, 31100 Toulouse
* Correspondant : M. Bismuth

According to a report by the DREES (Direction de la Recherche des Etudes de l’Évaluation et des Statistiques) written in 2017 and relating to the year 2015, 728,000 people in France frequent an accommodation establishment for the elderly or live, i.e. 10 % of people aged 75 or over, and a third of those aged 90 or over. Eight out of ten are accommodated in nursing homes. Falls are a frequent cause of admission to nursing homes. They often lead to a loss of independence and an increase in morbidity and mortality. They are the fifth leading cause of death in the elderly. What could have been the possible impact of the containment measures?