New Tools Help Health Providers Reduce Patients' Risk of Falls

For older adults, falls are serious, no matter the setting. These falls can cause bone fractures, disability, and even death. Among people 75 and older, falls are far more likely to cause admissions into a long term care facility than for adults 10 years younger than that.

Reduce patient risk and learn about falls through these useful resources:

Page last reviewed September 2015
Internet Citation: New Tools Help Health Providers Reduce Patients' Risk of Falls . Content last updated September 2015. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/patients-consumers/patient-involvement/patients-risk-of-falls.html