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Hip Protectors: Clinical and Cost Effectiveness

Last updated: October 21, 2016
Project Number: RA0868-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Reference List
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of hip protectors to prevent injuries for residents in long-term care facilities, assisted or supervised care, or community-dwelling older adults?

Key Message

Two systematic reviews, one systematic review with meta-analysis, one meta-analysis, two randomized controlled trials, and three non-randomized studies were identified on the use of hip protectors and their effectiveness to prevent injury.