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Letters Preventing falls

Direct intervention is needed

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 14 February 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:343
  1. Barney S Spivack, medical director
  1. 1LifeCare, Shelton, CT 06484, USA
  1. bspivack{at}

    Gates et al conclude that the evidence base is weak for the effectiveness of multifactorial interventions to prevent falls in primary care, the community, and emergency care.1 However, the 19 studies they reviewed are not all …

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