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Fall risk factors in community-dwelling elderly who receive Medicaid-supported home- and community-based care services.

Authors
  • Yamashita, Takashi
  • Jeon, Haesang
  • Bailer, A John
  • Nelson, Ian M
  • Mehdizadeh, Shahla
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of aging and health
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2011
Volume
23
Issue
4
Pages
682–703
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/0898264310390941
PMID: 21183726
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Identifying risk factors for the participants of a Medicaid home- and community-based waiver program are useful for a fall risk assessment, but it would be most helpful if the community-based care service programs incorporate measurements of known fall risk factors into their regular data collection, if not already included.

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