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Tests for Identifying Elderly Persons at Risk for Falling

Purpose:

To determine the risk that an elderly patient will fall during the next year based on the time taken to perform 3 simple walking tests.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
General Surgery & Anesthesiology

Objective:

risk factors, disability and performance, quality of life, public health

ICD-10:

W01, W19

Evaluation

Results

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