USPSTF Draft Recommendations Address Falls, Fractures

USPSTF Draft Recommendations Address Falls, Fractures

One out of three adults ages 65 and older falls at least once a year, which can lead to moderate to severe injuries, including fractures, decreased mobility and even death. Based on its review of the evidence, for adults ages 65 and older who live at home and are at increased risk of falls, the task force recommended that First, the USPSTF issued a draft recommendation statement(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org) and draft evidence review(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org) on interventions to prevent falls in community-dwelling older adults. On Sept. 26, to address this issue, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) posted two draft recommendation statements and...

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