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Book and Media Reviews
November 3, 2010

Falls in Older People: Risk Factors and Strategies for Prevention

JAMA. 2010;304(17):1958-1959. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.1599

Falls in elderly persons is an issue of great concern to hospitals, nursing homes, internists, and gerontologists. Morbidity and mortality associated with falls is a medical, ethical, and economic issue of high consequence. This second edition of a successful text first published in 2001 comes from Australian gerontologists. It is welcome for what it has to teach about preventing and managing falls among elderly persons and is easily applicable to health care issues in the United States.