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OBJECTIVES Although Medicare has implemented incentives for health plans to reduce fall risk, the best way to identify older people at high risk of falling and to use screening results to target fall prevention services remains unknown. We evaluated 4 different strategies using a combination of administrative data and patient-reported information that(More)
BACKGROUND Identifying fall-related injuries and costs using healthcare claims data is cost-effective and easier to implement than using medical records or patient self-report to track falls. We developed a comprehensive four-step algorithm for identifying episodes of care for fall-related injuries and associated costs, using fee-for-service Medicare and(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether a program that improves the quality of care for falls reduces the number of episodes of care for serious fall-related injuries. DESIGN Nonrandomized controlled trial. SETTING Four community-based primary care practices. PARTICIPANTS Individuals aged 75 and older who screened positive for fall risk. INTERVENTION A(More)
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