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Falls in the community: state of the science

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Hester AL, Wei F

Received 9 March 2013

Accepted for publication 15 April 2013

Published 6 June 2013 Volume 2013:8 Pages 675—679

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/CIA.S44996

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Amy L Hester,1 Feifei Wei2

1Clinical Informatics and Innovation, 2Department of Biostatistics, Fay W Boozman College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Medical Center, Little Rock, AR, USA

Abstract: Falls and fall-related injuries among older community-dwelling adults continue to be a major health concern in the US. Falls are the leading cause of disability and trauma-related death in persons over 65 years of age. This article discusses current approaches in community fall management and challenges with these approaches, and offers some insight for community providers regarding this issue.

Keywords: community falls, patient care planning, risk assessment, aged

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