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Evid Based Nurs 5:118 doi:10.1136/ebn.5.4.118
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Review: home visiting with multidimensional assessment and multiple visits reduces nursing home admissions in low risk elderly people

Preventive home visits v control interventions for elderly people†

Outcomes RRR (95% CI) Typical NNT (CI)
†SG = subgroup analysis. Other abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR and CI calculated from data in article. Analyses of typical NNTs based on a random effects model; analyses of RRRs based on a fixed effects model, except for the main analyses of functional status decline and mortality, where a random effects model was used. ‡Data provided by author.
Nursing home admission 10% (–2 to 20) Not significant
    SG: >9 follow up visits 34% (8 to 52) 43 {18 to 204}‡
Functional status decline 6% (–6 to 17) Not significant
    SG: multidimensional assessment 24% (9 to 36) 15 {8 to 143}‡
    SG: lower mortality risk (3.4% to 5.8%) 22% (5 to 36) {12 (7 to 45)}‡
Mortality 9% (–1 to 19) Not significant
    SG: mean age 72.7–77.5 y 24% (12 to 35) 24 {14 to 95}‡

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