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Community screening and therapeutic prevention strategies may reduce the incidence of falls in older people. The effects of these measures on the incidence of fractures, the use of health resources, and health-related quality of life are unknown.
In a pragmatic, three-group, cluster-randomized, controlled trial, we estimated the effect of advice sent by mail, risk screening for falls, and targeted interventions (multifactorial fall prevention or exercise for people at increased risk for falls) as compared with advice by mail only.
The primary outcome was the rate of fractures per 100 person-years over 18 months.
Secondary outcomes were falls, health-related quality of life, frailty, and a parallel economic evaluation.