St. Thomas’s Risk Assessment Tool in falling elderly inpatients (STRATIFY)


Key Questions: How can fall risk among elderly patients in acute care hospitals be predicted and prevented? 

This is one of a number of different possible tools that can be used for risk assessment. 

Falls risk assessment tool STRATIFY is used to identify fall risk factors for falls in the elderly and to predict the chance of falling.


  • Falls Risk Assessment (STRATIFY)
  • Falls Prevention Checklist and Action Plan 


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Oliver, D., Britton, M., Seed, P., Martin, F.C., & Hopper, A.H. (1997). Development and evaluation of evidence based risk assessment tool (STRATIFY) to predict which elderly inpatients will: case-control and cohort studies [papers]. British Medical Journal, 315(7115), 1049-1053.

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