Cochrane Global Ageing aims to promote the quality, dissemination, accessibility, applicability and impact of Cochrane Reviews towards optimizing the health and wellbeing of older people everywhere. Our mission is to connect people within and outside Cochrane and facilitate sharing of knowledge and experiences related to global ageing and health that are relevant and accessible to consumers, review editors, authors, specialists, policy makers, educators, commissioners, and funders.
Blame the champagne! At the 2012 Cochrane Colloquium’s welcome reception in Auckland, New Zealand, David Tovey (Editor in Chief of The Cochrane Library) suggested I write an editorial about why I did the Cochrane Review on the prevention of falls, its impact on my life, and its impact on practice and policy. So this editorial is about a personal journey lasting 18 years.
Proximal femoral, or 'hip', fracture is a major health problem in older age. It is a common condition, with a lifetime risk of around 17.5% for white women and 6% for white men. It occurs predominantly in older people, and is strongly associated with comorbidity, including under-nutrition, frailty, and impaired physical and cognitive function.