Pre-fall disability can affect post-fall recovery, study finds

08/22/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

A Yale University study found elderly people who did not have a disability or had a mild one were more likely to have a rapid recovery from a fall, while those who had progressive or severe functional limitations were unlikely to achieve a substantial recovery. The study in JAMA Internal Medicine said functional trajectories in recovery were strongly associated with how well patients were doing before the fall.

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