Your Patients are Falling: Innovative Solutions to Reduce Injuries
Christopher Bromley, DPM
Foot and Ankle Surgery
Vassar Medical Center
Learn how to bring fall a prevention strategy into your practice. A recent study revealed falls result in an estimated annual cost of $49.5 billion dollars. Another study calculated a total cost to treat falls by using direct medical cost estimates in 2015 for both fatal and non-fatal fall injuries in the hospital, ED, and outpatient settings costing Medicare $31.3!! Podiatrists are on the front line for fall prevention and with proper screening and implementing corrective measures we can all help reduce patient fall injuries.
- Identify common fall risk diagnoses.
- Understand corrective measures that can be implemented to reduce your patient’s risk of falling.
- Demonstrate the different DME options that can help prevent injuries among patients at risk of falling.
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