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Hip Protectors in Long-Term Care: A Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness Review and Primary Economic Evaluation

Last Updated: May 26, 2008
Result type: Reports
Research Type: Devices and Systems

Context and Policy Issues Over 300,000 Canadians reside in long-term care (LTC) facilities. Hip injuries in these residents are a health concern. Each year approximately 50% of them fall at least once, and 5% to 10% of these falls will result in fractures. The one-year mortality rate following a hip fracture is about 20%. The societal cost in t...