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Evaluation of the effect of patient education on rates of falls in older hospital patients: Description of a randomised controlled trial

  • Anne-Marie Hill1,
  • Keith Hill5, 6,
  • Sandra Brauer1,
  • David Oliver7,
  • Tammy Hoffmann1,
  • Christopher Beer8,
  • Steven McPhail1, 4 and
  • Terry P Haines2, 3Email author
BMC Geriatrics20099:14

Received: 01 April 2009

Accepted: 24 April 2009

Published: 24 April 2009

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Original Submission
1 Apr 2009 Submitted Original manuscript
21 Apr 2009 Author responded Author comments - Terry Haines
Resubmission - Version 2
21 Apr 2009 Submitted Manuscript version 2
24 Apr 2009 Editorially accepted
24 Apr 2009 Article published 10.1186/1471-2318-9-14

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Authors’ Affiliations

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland
School of Primary Health Care, Monash University
Southern Health, Monash University
Princess Alexandra Hospital, Queensland Health
School of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University and Northern Health
Preventive and Public Health Division, National Ageing Research Institute Australia, Royal Melbourne Hospital
Institute of Health Sciences, City University
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Western Australia