Effect of dissemination of evidence in reducing injuries from falls.

  title={Effect of dissemination of evidence in reducing injuries from falls.},
  author={Mary E. Tinetti and Dorothy I. Baker and Mary B. King and Margaret Gottschalk and Terrence E. Murphy and Denise Acampora and Bradley P. Carlin and Linda S Leo-Summers and Heather G. Allore},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={359 3},
BACKGROUND Falling is a common and morbid condition among elderly persons. Effective strategies to prevent falls have been identified but are underutilized. METHODS Using a nonrandomized design, we compared rates of injuries from falls in a region of Connecticut where clinicians had been exposed to interventions to change clinical practice (intervention region) and in a region where clinicians had not been exposed to such interventions (usual-care region). The interventions encouraged primary… CONTINUE READING


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