fallrisk.300The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and National Institute on Aging (NIA) announced they will partner in a five-year, $30 million study aimed at measuring the effectiveness of patient-centered strategies to reduce fall-related injuries in older adults.

Researchers will look to community-based primary care clinics, affiliated with 10 rural, urban and suburban healthcare systems, to recruit 6,000 adults, ages 75 and older and who exhibit at least one risk factor for falls, to participate in the study. The project will test the benefits of utilizing clinicians trained as “falls care managers” to develop and deliver evidence-based prevention plans tailored to individuals with specific risk factors. Experts will monitor outcomes in collaboration with the patients’ primary care providers.

To learn more about fall-related injuries and this particular study, click here.