Assessment and management of fall risk in primary care settings.

  title={Assessment and management of fall risk in primary care settings.},
  author={Elizabeth A. Phelan and Jane E. Mahoney and Jan C Voit and Judy A. Stevens},
  journal={The Medical clinics of North America},
  volume={99 2},
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… CONTINUE READING
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