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An Approach To:

Vol. 19 No. 2 (2021)

Approach to: Fall in the elderly population

DOI
https://doi.org/10.26443/mjm.v19i1.313
Submitted
September 27, 2020
Published
2021-07-12

Abstract

25% of elderly adults fall every year. As most of disease entities seen in Geriatrics, falls are often multifactorial. A systematic approach is therefore key to identify causes and address them. This review summarizes the main causes of falls in the geriatric population, an approach for work-up, and key aspects for its management and prevention.

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