Public Comment on Draft Recommendation Statements and Draft Evidence Reviews: Prevention of Falls and Prevention of Fractures

September 26, 2017 – The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force seeks comments on draft recommendation statements and draft evidence reviews on two topics: interventions to prevent falls in community-dwelling older adults and vitamin D, calcium, or combined supplementation for the primary prevention of fractures. The Task Force found that exercise can help prevent falls, and risk assessment and tailored interventions may be beneficial to some older adults. The Task Force also found insufficient evidence to recommend for or against vitamin D and calcium supplementation to prevent fractures in most adults. The draft recommendation statements and draft evidence reviews are available for review and public comment from September 26 to October 23 at /uspstf/public-comments-and-nominations/opportunity-for-public-comment