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Effectiveness of preventive primary care outreach interventions aimed at older people: meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Authors
  • Ploeg, Jenny
  • Feightner, John
  • Hutchison, Brian
  • Patterson, Christopher
  • Sigouin, Christopher
  • Gauld, Mary
Type
Published Article
Journal
Canadian family physician Médecin de famille canadien
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2005
Volume
51
Pages
1244–1245
Identifiers
PMID: 16926937
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This review showed that studies of preventive primary care outreach interventions aimed at older people were associated with a 17% reduction of mortality and a 23% increased likelihood of continuing to live in the community.

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