Assessment and Management of Fall Risk in Primary Care Settings
Published Date:Mar 2015
Source:Med Clin North Am. 99(2):281-293.
Community Health Services
Medical History Taking
Practice Guidelines As Topic
Practice Patterns, Physicians'
Preventive Health Services/organization And Administration
Primary Health Care
Risk Assessment And Management
Wounds And Injuries
Pubmed Central ID:PMC4707663
Funding:CC999999/Intramural CDC HHS/United States
Description:Falls among older adults are neither purely accidental nor inevitable; research has shown that many falls are preventable. Primary care providers play a key role in preventing falls. However, fall risk assessment and management is performed infrequently in primary care settings. This article provides an overview of a clinically relevant, evidence-based approach to fall risk screening and management. It describes resources, including the STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries) tool kit that can help providers integrate fall prevention into their practice.
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