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American Geriatrics Society Consensus Statement: Vitamin D for Prevention of Falls and their Consequences in Older Adults

Product Type : Guidelines, Recommendations & Position Statements
Language : English
Publisher :American Geriatrics Society
Year of publication : 2013-2014
Status : In-active

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Disclaimer

These recommendations published by The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) incorporate data obtained from a literature review of the most recent studies available at the time. As with all clinical reference resources, they reflect the best understanding of the science of medicine at the time of publication, but they should be used with the clear understanding that continued research may result in new knowledge and recommendations. These Recommendations are intended for general information only, are not medical advice, and do not replace professional medical care and physician advice, which always should be sought for any specific condition.

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The AGS published this Consensus Statement to help primary care practitioners achieve adequate vitamin D intake from all sources in their older patients, with the goal of reducing falls and fall-related injuries. The workgroup graded the quality of evidence and assigned an evidence level using established criteria. The list of resources in this Vitamin D Guidelines and Recommendations bundle is:

  • American Geriatrics Society Consensus Statement: Vitamin D for Prevention of Falls and their Consequences in Older Adults (for purchase - 38 page PDF)
  • Recommendations Abstracted from the American Geriatrics Society Consensus Statement on Vitamin D for Prevention of Falls and Their Consequences (free to registered users)

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