Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0001pp289 | Muscle, physical activity and bone | ECTS2013

The outcomes and costs of falls in elderly women

Tamulaityte-Morozoviene Inga , Alekna Vidmantas , Stukas Rimantas , Tamulaitiene Marija

Objective: To examine the outcomes and costs of direct medical care for falls in elderly women in Lithuania.Methods: Women aged 65 years and older, who visited National Osteoporosis Center for diagnostic or treatment procedures. Thereafter a telephone survey was performed using the questionnaire with 28 questions about the number, circumstances, and consequences of falls. The cost of health care due to fall was estimated after calculating the sum of cost...