QTUG cost saving and fall prevention economic model

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QTUG cost saving results

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QTUG cost saving results

Lexicon

  1. QTUG refers to Quantitative Timed Up and Go
  2. TUG refers to standard (stopwatch-timed) Timed Up and Go test.

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References

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