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@Stelvio I think it is pretty hard to decide if your local scheme for falls prevention is a waste of time. It is very hard to measure 'hip fractures prevented' or 'falls hospital admission prevented'. I think in our are it has actually been organised and delivered well. Similarly I cannot say with certainty that it has reduced fractures/ hospital admissions/ people requiring care. At the same time I cannot say with certainty that treating my next 100 hypertension patients improves their heart disease and stroke risk. All I can say is the medical evidence suggests it should have helped. If you need objective evidence that each intervention helps, you need to become a surgeon, ideally an orthopedic surgeon.

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