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The Rational Clinical Examination
David L. Simel, Drummond Rennie
Falls, Older Adults
David L. Simel
Make the Diagnosis: Will This Patient Fall?


Topics Discussed: aging, criterion standard comparisons (diagnostic tests), elderly fall, fall, likelihood ratio, make the diagnosis, prior probability, prognosis, risk factors

Excerpt: "The clinical examination can be used to identify patients who are most likely to experience a fall. Falls are common, affecting 27% (95% confidence interval [CI] 19%-36%) of community-dwelling adults age 65 and over each year.1 Multiple falls (2 or more) are less common (frequency 10%, 95% CI 7%-15%).1..."
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