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J Clin Outcomes Manage 
2001 Mar;8(3):19-27
Tai Chi for the prevention of fractures in a nursing home population: an economic analysis
Wilson CJ, Datta SK

The martial-arts based exercise tai chi has been shown to reduce the risk of falling, but it is unclear whether the institution of a structured program in a nursing home setting is economically feasible. A literature-based cost-benefit analysis found that the intervention resulted in a cost savings of $1274.43 per person per year when direct plus indirect benefits were considered.

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