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When you see patients 65 and older, make these three questions a routine part of your exam:
- Have you fallen in the past year?
- Do you feel unsteady when standing or walking?
- Do you worry about falling?
If your patient answers “yes” to any of these key screening questions, they are considered at increased risk of falling. Further assessment is recommended.
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Source of original article: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) / Public Health Professionals Gateway (tools.cdc.gov).
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