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  1. Tideiksaar, Rein PhD


Falls among adults aged 65 and older are a major health problem. Approximately 35% to 40% of community-living elders fall annually. Falling is associated with considerable mortality and morbidity. Falls generally result from an interaction of multiple intrinsic and extrinsic factors. The ability to reduce falls depends on understanding (1) fall preventive strategies, particularly evidence-based strategies, and, most important, on (2) turning evidence-based strategies into "best practices" under real world conditions.