Letters Preventing falls among older people in hospital

Results are not surprising

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39549.489896.3A (Published 17 April 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:847
  1. Alan Walmsley, senior lecturer
  1. 1Massey University, Wellington 6013, New Zealand
  1. a.walmsley{at}massey.ac.nz

The fact that an intervention of about seven days’ duration was ineffective in improving fall resistance should not be a surprise.1 All falls have a mechanical cause that accelerates the …

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