An evaluation of a "best practices" musculoskeletal injury prevention program in nursing homes.

@article{Collins2004AnEO,
  title={An evaluation of a "best practices" musculoskeletal injury prevention program in nursing homes.},
  author={James W Collins and Laurie Wolf and J Bell and Bradley Evanoff},
  journal={Injury prevention : journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention},
  year={2004},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={206-11}
}
OBJECTIVE To conduct an intervention trial of a "best practices" musculoskeletal injury prevention program designed to safely lift physically dependent nursing home residents. DESIGN A pre-post intervention trial and cost benefit analysis at six nursing homes from January 1995 through December 2000. The intervention was established in January 1998 and injury rates, injury related costs and benefits, and severity are compared for 36 months pre-intervention and 36 months post-intervention… CONTINUE READING
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