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

Author: Panel on Prevention of Falls in Older Persons, American Geriatrics Society and British Geriatrics Society1
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1Professional Education, American Geriatrics Society, New York, New York, USA.
Conference/Journal: J Am Geriatr Soc.
Date published: 2011 Jan
Other: Volume ID: 59 , Issue ID: 1 , Pages: 148-57 , Special Notes: doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2010.03234.x. , Word Count: 89

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 (

© 2011, Copyright the Authors. Journal compilation © 2011, The American Geriatrics Society.

PMID: 21226685 DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2010.03234.x