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randomised controlled trial.
blinded (data collectors).
Follow up period:
accident and emergency departments (EDs) in a university teaching hospital and an affiliated district general hospital in the UK.
313 patients >65 years of age (mean age 77 y, 72% women) who presented to an ED with a fall or fall related injury and had ⩾1 previous fall in the preceding year. Exclusion criteria included cognitive impairment (Mini Mental …
For correspondence: Dr R A Kenny, Falls and Syncope Service and Institute for Ageing and Health, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
Sources of funding: Wellcome Trust and Northern and Yorkshire NHS Executive.