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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: David O. Staats, MD (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center)
Description: This monograph gives an in-depth discussion of falling in old age.
Purpose: Its purpose is to provide clinicians and others with information on the nature of falling in older persons and its assessment, treatment, and prevention.
Audience: This book is designed for clinicians and nurses, staff, and administrators of long-term care facilities. Risk managers will also find this book engrossing.
Features: This book features exhaustive bibliographic citations and has especially useful tables of assessment instruments for falling, mobility, and environmental hazards.
Assessment: This second and enlarged edition of this book provides a comprehensive look at the problem of falling in older persons. The extensive nature of the work — including the assessment of the person's physical environment — shows a synthesis across many diverse areas, which is a real strength of the book.