In older adults living in long-term care facilities, fractures cause pain, agitation, immobility and transfer to hospital. Based on systematic reviews of the evidence, this guideline published in CMAJ provides recommendations to prevent fractures in this vulnerable group. These evidence-based strategies are presented by Dr. Alexandra Papaioannou, Professor of Medicine at McMaster University in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and a Geriatric Medicine Specialist at Hamilton Health Sciences.
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