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Date Updated:
Thu May 23 2019

795, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services ,

Screening older patients risk for falling

Older patients can have a higher risk of falling and seriously injuring themselves. Clinicians can check patients' vision, muscle strength, and balance to determine if they are at risk of falling. If patients know they have a high risk of falling, they can take preventive steps to avoid future falls.

To give this group a star rating, Medicare looked at the percentage of this group's older patients who were checked for risk of falling.

About this measure

This measure tracks the percent of patients who were screened for fall risk.