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Date Updated:
Thu May 23 2019

795, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services , https://www.medicare.gov/physiciancompare

Screening older patients risk for falling

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related visits to the emergency department for people over age 65. The fear of falling can cause older adults to limit their activity, and lose their strength and independence. Getting screened for your risks for falling is an important way to stay safe. Learn other ways to remove hazards from your environment.

About this measure

This measure tracks the percent of older adults who were screened for risk of falling.