Falls prevention for the elderly

  title={Falls prevention for the elderly},
  author={Katrin Balzer and Martina Bremer and Susanne Schramm and Dagmar L{\"u}hmann and Heiner Raspe},
  booktitle={GMS health technology assessment},
BACKGROUND An ageing population, a growing prevalence of chronic diseases and limited financial resources for health care underpin the importance of prevention of disabling health disorders and care dependency in the elderly. A wide variety of measures is generally available for the prevention of falls and fall-related injuries. The spectrum ranges from diagnostic procedures for identifying individuals at risk of falling to complex interventions for the removal or reduction of identified risk… CONTINUE READING
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