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Five Ws on falls in disability patients
  1. Liliana Ritondi1,
  2. Irene Aprile1,
  3. Luca Padua1,2
  1. 1Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus Foundation, Milan, Italy
  2. 2Institute of Neurology, Catholic University of the Sacred Hearth, Rome, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Luca Padua, Istituto di Neurologia–Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy; lpadua{at}

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We read with great interest the article by Dandona et al1 published recently.

The authors reported the incidence and characteristics of non-fatal fall injury in a rural population.

We recently performed a study on falls in a wide sample of disability patients, inpatients and outpatients, referred to our rehabilitation centre, and we feel that we can provide further data on this important topic. A more specific knowledge of falls in a rehabilitation setting may be useful to prevent falls and to reduce …

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