Falls and Fractures: A systematic approach to screening and prevention.

  title={Falls and Fractures: A systematic approach to screening and prevention.},
  author={Anne Felicia Ambrose and Lisanne Catherine Cruz and Geet Paul},
  volume={82 1},
Falls are one of the major causes of mortality and morbidity in older adults. Every year, an estimated 30-40% of patients over the age of 65 will fall at least once. Falls lead to moderate to severe injuries, fear of falling, loss of independence and death in a third of those patients. Falls account for 87 % of all fractures in the elderly. These fractures are almost always due to low impact injuries in osteoporotic bones. Several organizations have recommended screening older patients to… CONTINUE READING
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