Older adult fall prevention practices among primary care providers at accountable care organizations: A pilot study.

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Summary of "Older adult fall prevention practices among primary care providers at accountable care organizations: A pilot study."

Falls are a serious and common problem among older adults. Low-tech, inexpensive, community-based fall prevention programs have been shown to be both effective and cost effective, however, these programs are not well-integrated into clinical practice.


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Name: PloS one
ISSN: 1932-6203
Pages: e0205279


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