Authors’ correction note
On reviewing our recently published trial in BMC Medicine , we realised that there were some minor errors in the demographic data reported in Table 1 and in 2 sentences of the accompanying text. Specifically, our sample comprised 365 men, not 359 as reported, and there were some very minor differences in the numbers of participants reported in each diagnostic category. The main contributing factors for the minor errors were misinterpretation of gender neutral first names, and grouping of the diagnostic codes assigned during data collection for reporting. We believe these changes do not affect the results or conclusions of our study, and are confident in the processes we employed (full double data entry by two independent teams) to ensure the integrity of the rest of our data. Table 1 has been corrected and the first two sentences in the accompanying text in the methods when describing the participants should read: Participants had a mean (SD) age of 74 (13) years and 631 (63%) were women (Table 1). A total of 581 (58%) participants were admitted with an orthopedic diagnosis, 203 (20%) with a neurological diagnosis and 212 (21%) participants were admitted with other disabling impairments. A total of 94% of participants were living independently in the community prior to their acute hospital admission.
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