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  • John Davison (a1) (a2) and Sarah Marrinan (a2)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0959259808002426
  • Published online: 01 May 2007
Abstract

In the context of an aging population, the importance of falls and their prevention has arguably never been greater. Both injurious and non-injurious falls are a frequent occurrence resulting in potentially devastating physical and social consequences. In recent years, there has been a marked expansion in falls research, meta-analysis, and local and national management guidelines, reflecting increased multidisciplinary professional and public awareness of falls.

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