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SAFER (Support and Assessment for Fall Emergency Referrals) trial: study design
  1. Helen Snooks,
  2. The SAFER Study Team
  1. Swansea University, Swansea, UK

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    Many emergency ambulance calls are made for older people who fall. For some, a community-based response may be more appropriate than being taken to hospital. This trial will assess the costs and benefits of paramedics using a hand-held tablet PC with computerised decision support software to help them decide which patients to convey to hospital.The objectives are to …

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