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When you see patients 65 and older, make these three questions a routine part of your exam:

  1. Have you fallen in the past year?
  2. Do you feel unsteady when standing or walking?
  3. 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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