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Q In older people admitted to hospital for hip fracture after a fall, does an intensive discharge planning intervention improve physical, functional, and psychosocial outcomes?
randomised controlled trial.
unclear allocation concealment.
blinded (outcome assessor).
Follow up period:
3 months after discharge.
a medical centre in Taiwan, China.
141 patients ⩾65 years of age (mean age 77 y, 69% women) admitted with hip fracture because of a fall. Patients who were seriously ill or cognitively impaired were excluded.
70 patients were allocated to a 3 month individualised intensive discharge planning intervention that was delivered by a nurse and included …
For correspondence: Dr T T Huang, Chang Gung University, School of Nursing, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan, Republic of China.
Source of funding: National Science Council, Taiwan.