Evid Based Nurs 5:19 doi:10.1136/ebn.5.1.19
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An outpatient geriatric evaluation and management programme was more effective than usual care in preventing functional decline in high risk older adults

Geriatric evaluation and management (GEM) v usual care in high risk older adults‡

Outcome at 18 months GEM Usual care RRR (95% CI) NNT (CI)
‡Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.
Loss of functional ability 40% 52% 24% (9 to 37) 9 (5 to 24)

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