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Evid Based Nurs 6:114 doi:10.1136/ebn.6.4.114
  • Treatment

A multifactorial intervention after a fall did not prevent falls in elderly patients with cognitive impairment and dementia

Multifactorial intervention v conventional care for preventing falls in elderly, cognitively impaired patients after a fall*

Outcomes at 1 year Multifactorial intervention Conventional care RRR (95% CI) NNT
Proportion of patients who fell 74% 80% 8% (−5 to 19) Not significant
RRI (CI) NNH
*AE = accident and emergency; other abbreviations defined in glossary. RRR, RRI, and CI calculated from data in article.
Major injury rate 28% 21% 32% (−13 to 100) Not significant
Fall related AE department attendance 40% 32% 25% (−9 to 72) Not significant
Fall related hospital admission 15% 13% 11% (−39 to 100) Not significant
Mortality 21% 20% 3% (−35 to 64) Not significant

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