Certain accidents tend to be more common in elderly patients. Others are common among the general population and include the elderly in their numbers. These include accidents involving fire, carbon monoxide, food and medications, water, restraints, motor vehicles, and those in the workplace. This article reviews such accidents and discusses basic measures of prevention in which the attentive and comprehensive clinician may play a pivotal role.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||16|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geriatrics and Gerontology