This study tried to recreate PROFET in Holland and reported no difference in outcome between the control and intervention groups at either 4 months or 12 months. The multidisciplinary fall-prevention program was not effective in preventing falls and functional decline in this Dutch healthcare setting.
The attempted implementation of a practice guideline for the ED management of falls in community-dwelling elders did not result in a reduction in total falls or in hospitalizations for falls, injuries, or fractures.
Evidence is lacking that falls can be prevented in patients with dementia.
This study showed similar results.
Study found that higher risk falls patients benefited the most from a multidisciplinary targeted falls prevention program.
This study showed mixed results. Patients with more risk factors were more likely to benefit from a multidisciplinary, targeted, fall-prevention intervention
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ED, emergency department; PROFET, PRevention Of Falls in the Elderly Trial.