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Introduction – Aim of the survey

Older people living in the community represent a cohort of citizens with special and sometimes complex needs for medical care, sometimes also in need for psychosocial and physical-functional interventions. The majority of contacts within the health care system of those older citizens are located in primary health care. Many European member states and regions have implemented surveillance programs to address those comprehensive care needs of older citizens and detect individualized care needs at a very early stage. However, it could be shown recently, that screening needs to be followed by a cycle of detailed assessment and structured psychosocial and physical interventions to add benefit to surveillance programs. Therefore, the development of clinical pathways for diagnosis, treatment and allocation of older patients with identifiable impairments is within the focus of many health care systems at this moment.  
In order to strengthen evidence and widen the view on care pathways for detection and management of mobility of older people living in community in Europe, Medical University of Graz in collaboration with the Reference Site Collaborative Network (RSCN) try to collect best practice models aiming at early detection, evaluation and treatment of limitation of mobility of older European citizens.  Both parties therefore developed a short survey to facilitate an overview on Best Practice on mobility assessment and care pathways and/ or fall prevention programs for older people living in community across Europe.
The survey will take approximately 10 minutes of your time. For further questions do not hesitate to contact us via the RSCN office.
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