A program meant to improve communication among nursing home staff didn’t help reduce falls in facilities, a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine showed.

The research compared the outcomes of a fall prevention program when used alone, and with a staff training program called CONNECT. The results showed no real benefit in reducing falls for nursing homes that used the fall program in conjunction with the CONNECT program.

The findings show that new evidence-based care approaches for complex conditions, such as falls, are “urgently needed,” wrote lead research Cathleen S. Colón-Emeric, M.D., MHS.