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USPSTF offers 3 recommendations for preventing falls in older adults

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Dr. Doug Campos-Outcalt details the first recommendation that addresses exercise, the second involving a multifactorial approach, and the third—regarding vitamin D—that is a reversal of a 2012 recommendation.


 

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US Preventive Services Task Force. Final recommendation statement: Falls prevention in community-dwelling older adults: interventions. Available at: https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/RecommendationStatementFinal/falls-prevention-in-older-adults-interventions1. Accessed May 8, 2018.

US Preventive Services Task Force. Interventions to prevent falls in community-dwelling older adults. US Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement . JAMA. 2018;319:1696-1704.

Guirguis-Blake JM, Michael YL, Perdue LA, et al. Interventions to prevent falls in older adults. Updated evidence report and systematic review for the US Preventive Services Task Force . JAMA. 2018;319:1705-1716.

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