Effect of a statewide fall prevention program on incidence of femoral fractures in residents of long-term care facilities.
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of a statewide dissemination of a modified evidence-based fall prevention program on incidence of femoral fractures in nursing homes. DESIGN: Observational study of a staged implementation of a successful fall prevention program. SETTING: One thousand three hundred fifty-nine nursing homes in two federal states in the south of Germany. PARTICIPANTS: Nine thousand seventy-seven residents in the intervention homes and 43,583 residents in control homes from th...Expand abstract
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