Effect of preventive home visits by a nurse on the outcomes of frail elderly people in the community: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Dalby2000EffectOP,
  title={Effect of preventive home visits by a nurse on the outcomes of frail elderly people in the community: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Dawn M. Dalby and John W. Sellors and Frederick Donald Fraser and Cynthia Fraser and C H van Ineveld and Michelle Howard},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  year={2000},
  volume={162 4},
  pages={497-500}
}
BACKGROUND Timely recognition and prevention of health problems among elderly people have been shown to improve their health. In this randomized controlled trial the authors examined the impact of preventive home visits by a nurse compared with usual care on the outcomes of frail elderly people living in the community. METHODS A screening questionnaire identified eligible participants (those aged 70 years or more at risk of sudden deterioration in health). Those randomly assigned to the… CONTINUE READING
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