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Post-fall PT in the emergency department may help reduce repeat visits

from Physical Therapy Products

Older adults who received physical therapy while in the emergency department (ED) for a fall experienced fewer fall-related repeat visits to the ED, suggest researchers in an American Geriatrics Society study. Using Medicare claims data from beneficiaries (aged 65 and over) across the United States, the researchers examined differences in 30-day and 60-day ED repeat visit rates among older adults who visited the ED for a fall and who received PT services in the ED, in comparison to those who did not receive post-fall PT, explains a media release from the American Geriatrics Society. more

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