The Contribution of Health Education to the Falling Incidence within Hospital Premises in China


Health education




Abstract: Falling is the second leading cause of accidental injury to death worldwide. It is estimated that more than 80% of the people die each year in low and middle-income countries. Falling is also the leading cause of death among the elderly in China. Among them, the falling rate in 2016 increased by 5% compared with 2006. Although not fatal, those who fell and have a disability, which may face significant economic risks associated with subsequent long-term care needs, especially for the elderly [1]. It may be essential to use evidence-based guidelines for proving health education to address the issue of preventing hospitalization for the elderly. This article will combine the author’s practical experience to examine the contribution of health education to prevent falls and explore its application and development in China. Lastly, it will explain barriers to health education.


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