Letters Fall assessment in older people

Screening for falls may not be cost effective

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d6320 (Published 04 October 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d6320
  1. Simon P Conroy, geriatrician1
  1. 1University Hospitals of Leicester, Leicester, UK
  1. spc3{at}le.ac.uk

Raising awareness of fall prevention is important because falls are common, serious, and costly.1

However, evidence for systematic screening for fall risk and intervention in people at high risk is limited. …

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