Lessons have been learnt. The commonly associated
themes resulting in hip fractures in single rooms were
not studied. Training sessions did not include physiotherapists,
occupational therapists, and medical staff,
and adjustments have not been made if other multidisciplinary
team members have received falls training
during the study period. Therefore, our findings must
be interpreted with some caution because this is a comparative
study and adjustments have not been made for
these confounding variables. We are not aware of the
other measures were taken by the health board to
reduce IF during the study period, other than our training
In addition, in spite of the substantial reduction of the
IF, higher incidence of hip fracture post intervention
raises new questions. Therefore, we have completed subanalyses
which suggest that that IF reduction is primarily
by avoiding recurrent falls, which is also