APMA submitted comments to the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) in response to the draft evidence review and draft recommendation statement regarding falls prevention in community-dwelling older adults on January 8. The evidence review process, conducted on behalf of USPSTF, was robust and complete. While APMA agrees with the identified needs and gaps for interventions to prevent falls in community-dwelling older adults, it strongly recommends further research on how footwear and amputation status influence falls.
Both letters are available at www.apma.org/commentletters. Continue to follow the APMA Weekly Focus and other APMA publications to learn more about falls prevention efforts, including www.apma.org/fallsprevention.