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FIPC Research: Falls Clinic Project - Queensland Stay On Your Feet®

Queensland Health’s Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Service provided funding to establish one hospital-based falls clinic at The Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane and two community-based falls clinics in local community centres. The falls clinics were established from existing services, and provided an opportunity to deliver specialised, evidence-based falls prevention interventions to older adults at high risk of falls. The clinics were effective in reducing the rate of falls and improving the functional capacity of attending clients.

The key recommendation was that Queensland Health should continue to support the establishment of these clinics, given the evidence of their effectiveness in reducing the risk of falls, by providing centralised support, education and resources.

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Last updated: 2 October 2012