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Level of evidenceEvidence statements
Level IReported trials that have used individual patient randomisation have provided no evidence for the effectiveness of hip protectors for the prevention of hip fractures when offered to older people living in extended care settings or in their own homes.

Data from cluster randomised trials provides some evidence that hip protectors are effective in the prevention of hip fractures in older people living in extended care settings who are considered at high risk.

From: 6, Guideline recommendations with supporting evidence reviews

Cover of Clinical Practice Guideline for the Assessment and Prevention of Falls in Older People
Clinical Practice Guideline for the Assessment and Prevention of Falls in Older People.
NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 21.
National Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Supportive Care (UK).
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