Can health visitors prevent fractures in elderly people?

@article{Vetter1992CanHV,
  title={Can health visitors prevent fractures in elderly people?},
  author={NormanJ. Vetter and Peter A. W. Lewis and Daniel Ford},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={1992},
  volume={304 6831},
  pages={
          888-90
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To assess whether intervention by a health visitor could reduce the number of fractures, over a four year period, in those aged 70 and over. DESIGN Randomised, controlled trial; randomisation by household. SETTING General practice in a market town. SUBJECTS Of 863 patients aged 70 and over on the practice records, 674 were traced and successfully interviewed; 350 were assigned to the intervention group, 324 as controls. INTERVENTION The people in the intervention group were… CONTINUE READING

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