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Geriatrics. 1989 Jul;44(7):57-61, 64.

Geriatric falls: assessing the cause, preventing recurrence.

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Ritter Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York.

Abstract

Falling represents a common and dangerous problem for the elderly. As a result, fall prevention has become a focus of clinical attention. This article examines why older people fall, what factors place persons at risk for falling, and how to prevent falls.

PMID:
2544486
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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