Hip protectors : a review of the comparative clinical and cost-effectiveness

Hip fractures, usually resulting from a fall, affect the proximal femur and were predicted to reach a global number of 6.26 million per year by the year 2050 with clinical and economic consequences. In 2008, over 300,000 Canadians were residing in long-term care facilities, a population prone to fal...

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Corporate Author: Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: [Ottawa] Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health 11 February 2015, 2015
Series:Rapid response report: summary with critical appraisal
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Collection: National Center for Biotechnology Information - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Hip fractures, usually resulting from a fall, affect the proximal femur and were predicted to reach a global number of 6.26 million per year by the year 2050 with clinical and economic consequences. In 2008, over 300,000 Canadians were residing in long-term care facilities, a population prone to falling leading to hip fractures, with a societal cost in the first year following a hip fracture of about Can $34,000 per resident. Hip protectors, by protecting the hip with a firm shell (hard protectors), or a compressible pad (soft protectors), are designed to reduce the forces impacting the hip in a sideways fall, and may lessen the chance for a femoral neck fracture. There are several different commercially available hip protectors the comparative effectiveness of each type is unclear. This Rapid Response report aims to review the comparative clinical and cost-effectiveness of HipSaver, Safe Hip, and Secure brands of hip protectors
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