a1 Royal Victoria Infirmary and University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
a2 University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
In the context of an aging population, the importance of falls and their prevention has arguably never been greater. Both injurious and non-injurious falls are a frequent occurrence resulting in potentially devastating physical and social consequences. In recent years, there has been a marked expansion in falls research, meta-analysis, and local and national management guidelines, reflecting increased multidisciplinary professional and public awareness of falls.
c1 Address for correspondence: J Davison, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Queen Victoria Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 4LP, UK.