Falls programmes not following guidelines

Source: Pulse website

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In a nutshell: GPs are referring patients to falls prevention programmes that are not evidence-based, according to a report by the Royal College of Physicians.  The report found although the programmes were popular among patients, they did not meet guidelines set by the British Geriatric Society which specify that exercise programmes to prevent falls must be three times a week for more than 15 weeks, progressive and include targeted resistance training. The report concluded: ‘The implementation of evidence-based exercise interventions by healthcare providers is incomplete and varies widely across participating sites.
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