Falls are a common occurrence among older adults and considered a symptom of frailty. The prevalence increases with age and the consequences can be devastating. Most falls have multifactorial causes; thus, fall prevention requires multifactorial fall risk assessment as well as multifactorial interventions. With the ever-increasing population of older adults, fall prevention is a crucial issue, both for the individual and the society.
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