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  • N Colledge (a1)

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Falls have always been a major health issue for older people, but over the past few years there has been an explosion of interest in their prevention. We are now at the challenging stage of incorporating best evidence into routine clinical practice. This has been recognized by the UK government in its National Service Framework for Older People in England, which has set targets to reduce the number of falls that result in serious injury, and to ensure effective treatment and rehabilitation for those who have fallen.

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Address for correspondence: N Colledge, Liberton Hospital, Lasswade Road, Edinburgh EH16 6UB.

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