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Evid Based Nurs 5:23 doi:10.1136/ebn.5.1.23
  • Treatment

Review: hip protectors reduce hip fractures after falls in elderly people living in institutions or supported home environments

Hip protectors v no hip protectors in elderly people living in institutions or supported home environments†

Weighted event rates
Outcome at 9–19 months Hip protectors No hip protectors RRR (95% CI) NNT (CI)
†Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article. Meta-analysis was done using a fixed effects model.
Hip fracture 4% 17% 76% (35 to 91) 8 (5 to 23)

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