History and mobility exam index to identify community-dwelling elderly persons at risk of falling

  • Covinsky K
  • Kahana E
  • Kercher K
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Abstract

Falls are common in community-dwelling elderly persons and are a frequent source of morbidity. Simple indices to prospectively stratify people into categories at different fall-risk would be useful to health care practitioners. Our goal was to develop a fall-risk index that discriminated between people at high and low risk of falling.

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Authors

  • Kenneth E. Covinsky

  • Eva Kahana

  • Kyle Kercher

  • John G. Schumacher

  • Boaz Kahana

  • Amy C. Justice

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