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Med Clin North Am. 2006 Sep;90(5):807-24.

Falls and their prevention in elderly people: what does the evidence show?

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Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 10945 Le Conte Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA. laurence.rubenstein@va.gov

Abstract

A large proportion of falls and fall injuries in older people is due to multiple risk factors, many of which probably can be modified or eliminated with targeted fall prevention interventions. These interventions must be feasible, sustainable, and cost effective to be practical for widespread use. The most promising prevention strategies involve multidimensional fall risk assessment and exercise interventions. Incorporating these intervention strategies whenever feasible into a fall prevention program seems to be the most effective means for fall prevention in older adults.

PMID:
16962843
DOI:
10.1016/j.mcna.2006.05.013
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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