Patient safety: Preventing falls after a recent fracture

By Carolyn Rogers

Fall risk factors predict patients at greatest risk

Healthcare providers can identify which patients are at greatest risk of falling after a fracture by examining activities of daily living (ADL) scores in all patients and polypharmacy (use of 5 or more pills per day) in women, according to a study published in the open-access journal BioMed Central (BMC) Musculoskeletal Disorders.

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