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      Summary of the Updated American Geriatrics Society/British Geriatrics Society clinical practice guideline for prevention of falls in older persons.

      Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

      Risk Assessment, Practice Guidelines as Topic, Patient Care Planning, Nursing Homes, North America, Long-Term Care, Humans, Great Britain, Geriatrics, Geriatric Assessment, therapy, Dementia, Cognition Disorders, Aged, prevention & control, Accidental Falls

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          The following article is a summary of the American Geriatrics Society/British Geriatrics Society Clinical Practice Guideline for Prevention of Falls in Older Persons (2010). This article provides additional discussion of the guideline process and the differences between the current guideline and the 2001 version and includes the guidelines' recommendations, algorithm, and acknowledgments. The complete guideline is published on the American Geriatrics Society's Web site (http://www.americangeriatrics.org/health_care_professionals/clinical_practice/clinical_guidelines_recommendations/2010/). © 2011, Copyright the Authors. Journal compilation © 2011, The American Geriatrics Society.

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          10.1111/j.1532-5415.2010.03234.x
          21226685

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