Addressing the escalating public health issue of falls among older adults

N C Med J. 2010 Nov-Dec;71(6):547-52.


The rate of older adult falls has increased dramatically in North Carolina. With screening and intervention, many falls can be prevented. To improve best practices, the Carolina Geriatric Education Consortium and other members of the North Carolina Falls Prevention Coalition have committed resources to train health care professionals in screening and assessment and to develop infrastructure to disseminate evidence-based interventions.

MeSH terms

  • Accidental Falls / mortality
  • Accidental Falls / prevention & control*
  • Accidental Falls / statistics & numerical data
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mass Screening / methods
  • North Carolina / epidemiology
  • Risk Assessment / methods