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Older Adult Falls

Falls Are No Laughing Matter, Costing Lives, Especially Among the Old, and Billions of Dollars for US Health Care

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

In real life, a fall is not the least bit funny. And when an elderly person takes a tumble -- even a short one from a curb or a standing position -- the chain of events that follows can be catastrophic, the cost to our health care delivery system is huge.