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, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp 112–114 | Cite as

Falls in the elderly: A literature review

  • Rein Tideiksaar
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Abstract

Falls in older people are both common and assoclated with increased morbidity and mortality. The etiology of falls is due to a multiplicity of pathological diseases, medications and environmental hazards. To prevent falls, clinicians need to identify the underlying factors responsible for falls. This is achieved by obtaining a history and performing a physical evaluation that is specific for falling.

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Environmental Hazard Pathological Disease Physical Evaluation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rein Tideiksaar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeriatricsMount Sinai Medical CenterNew York

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