Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
In patients >50 years old^ what are the benefits of Vitamin D treatment on falls^ fractures and mortality?

Bottom-line:
Present evidence supports the use of Vitamin D around 800–1000 IU to reduce fractures^ falls and overall mortality in older patients (likely ≥50 years old). There is currently no high level evidence to support regularly testing older patients for Vitamin D insufficiency.


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Publication Date: 2013-11-4
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-03-31 17:08:02