Falls in older people: epidemiology, risk factors and strategies for prevention.

@article{Rubenstein2006FallsIO,
  title={Falls in older people: epidemiology, risk factors and strategies for prevention.},
  author={Laurence Z. Rubenstein},
  journal={Age and ageing},
  year={2006},
  volume={35 Suppl 2},
  pages={ii37-ii41}
}
Falls are a common and often devastating problem among older people, causing a tremendous amount of morbidity, mortality and use of health care services including premature nursing home admissions. Most of these falls are associated with one or more identifiable risk factors (e.g. weakness, unsteady gait, confusion and certain medications), and research has… CONTINUE READING