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Medication-Related Falls in Older People

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    Book Overview
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    Chapter 1 Introduction
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    Chapter 2 The Aging Population and Falls: Consequences and Costs
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    Chapter 3 Falls Count and Counting Falls: Making Sense of Data About Falls
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    Chapter 4 Polypharmacy
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    Chapter 5 Pharmacology of Drugs in Aging
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    Chapter 6 Age-Related Physical and Physiologic Changes and Comorbidities in Older People: Association with Falls
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    Chapter 7 Adverse Events and Falls
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    Chapter 8 Risk Factors for Falls in the Elderly
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    Chapter 9 Psychotropic Drugs
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    Chapter 10 Benzodiazepines
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    Chapter 11 Drugs for Degenerative Neurologic Conditions: Antiparkinson Medications, Cholinesterase Inhibitors, and Memantine
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    Chapter 12 Antihypertensives and Cardiovascular Medications
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    Chapter 13 Glucose Control Medications
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    Chapter 14 Inappropriate Medications and Risk of Falls in Older Adults
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    Chapter 15 Identifying Explicit Criteria for the Prevention of Falls
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    Chapter 16 Approach to Medication Reviews in Older Adults
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    Chapter 17 Withdrawal of Fall Risk-Increasing Drugs
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    Chapter 18 Benzodiazepine Withdrawal in the Elderly: A Practical Approach
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    Chapter 19 Role of Information and Communication Technologies
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    Chapter 20 A Novel Personalized Fall Risk Calculator: A Prototype for Improving the Safety of Prescribing Through Computerized Decision Support
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    Chapter 21 Future Directions
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Chapter title
Identifying Explicit Criteria for the Prevention of Falls
Chapter number 15
Book title
Medication-Related Falls in Older People
Published by
Springer International Publishing, July 2016
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-32304-6_15
Book ISBNs
978-3-31-932302-2, 978-3-31-932304-6

Denis Curtin MB, MRCPI, Stephen Byrne BSc Pharmacy, PhD, Denis O’Mahony MD, FRCPI, Denis Curtin, Stephen Byrne, Denis O’Mahony


Allen R. Huang, Louise Mallet

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 5 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 40%
Other 1 20%
Student > Master 1 20%
Unknown 1 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 2 40%
Engineering 1 20%
Unknown 2 40%