Older Adult Falls: Effective Approaches to Prevention
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Older Adult Falls: Effective Approaches to Prevention

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      Curr Trauma Rep
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      Purpose The issue of older adult falls combines a problem with high incidence and high injury susceptibility with an increasing population at risk. A firm understanding of both fall risk factors and effective strategies is required to reduce risk and prevent these injuries. Recent Findings Each year, 28.7% of older adults aged ≥65 sustain a fall. At the national level, this represents 29 million falls resulting in 27,000 deaths and 7 million injuries requiring medical treatment or restricted activity for at least 1 day. There are several strategies that have been shown to effectively reduce the risk or the incidence of falls. Summary More than 90% of older adults see a medical provider at least once a year providing an opportunity to identify and address fall risk factors. Comprehensive fall prevention in the primary care setting is both feasible and practical.
    • Source:
      Curr Trauma Rep. 3(2):118-123
    • Pubmed ID:
      28845383
    • Pubmed Central ID:
      PMC5568681
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