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Tai chi found to be one of the most cost-effective fall prevention programs for older adults.

April 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A study comparing the cost-effectiveness of fall prevention programs that reduce fall-related hip fractures in older adults found that group tai chi and the medical management of psychotropic medications were the least costly and most effective methods available.

While the medical management of psychotropic medications as well as tai chi was considered one of the most cost effective programs, it should be noted that since not all older adults take psychotropic medications, this intervention only applies to a subgroup of older adults, while almost all older adults could benefit from tai chi.

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