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Review: evidence from single studies shows that very few fall risk assessment tools can predict falls in elderly people

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Q What is the accuracy of tools for assessing risk of falls in elderly people in various settings?


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English-language prospective studies that were published between 1980 and July 2004 and evaluated a fall risk …

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  • For correspondence: Dr V Scott, British Columbia Injury Research and Prevention Unit, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. vicky.scott{at}

  • Source of funding: British Columbia Ministry Health Services.