Fall related injuries are more common among older persons and are a major cause of pain disability loss of independence and premature death approximately 28 35 of people aged of 65 and over fall each year increasing to 32 42 for those over 70 years of age. Get this from a library who global report on falls prevention in older age prevention in older age who the who falls prevention for active ageing model provides an action plan for making progress in reducing the prevalence of falls in the older adult population by building on the three pillars of . An active ageing policy offers a strategy for the prevention of falls in older age falls and consequent injuries are major public health problems that often require medical attention worldwidethis report looks at statistics and the risks and effects of falls. This requires raising awareness to the magnitude of older adult falls intensifying research efforts and encouraging action towards prevention worldwidethis report reflects the recommendations and conclusions from the who technical meeting on falls prevention in older age which took place in victoria canada in february 2007. Other titles ageing and life course family and community health who global report on falls prevention in older age
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