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November 14, 2007

Hip Protectors and Hip Fracture

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Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2007;298(18):2139. doi:10.1001/jama.298.18.2139-a

To the Editor: Dr Kiel and colleagues1 conducted a trial in which patients were assigned to wear a protector on 1 hip only. They reported fracture rates for protected and unprotected hips, but not the treatment effect size or its precision. Estimates of effect size and precision are recommended by the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials Statement2 and are useful for future meta-analyses.

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