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Type: Journal article
Title: Falls in the aging population
Author: Khow, K.
Visvanathan, R.
Citation: Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, 2017; 33(3):357-368
Publisher: Elsevier
Issue Date: 2017
ISSN: 0749-0690
1879-8853
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Kareeann S.F. Khow, Renuka Visvanathan
Abstract: The number of people living beyond 65 years of age is increasing rapidly, and they are at increased risk of falls. Falls-related injuries and hospitalizations are steadily increasing. Falls can lead to fear of falling, loss of independence, institutionalization, and death, inevitably posing a significant burden to the health care system. Therefore, screening of people at risk of falls and comprehensive assessment of older people at high risk of falls are critical steps toward prevention. This review evaluates the current knowledge relating to falls, with particular focus on rapid screening, assessment, and strategies to prevent falls in the community.
Keywords: Accidental falls; falls prevention; older people; risk factors; screening
Rights: © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
RMID: 0030070102
DOI: 10.1016/j.cger.2017.03.002
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