An economic evaluation of the SUNBEAM programme: a falls-prevention randomized controlled trial in residential aged care

20/12/2018

Source: Clinical Rehabilitation

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Date of publication: 30th October 2018, pps. 1-11

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: the aim of this study is to estimate the cost-effectiveness of a strength and balance exercise programme (SUNBEAM) which has been shown to be clinically effective in reducing the rate of falls in residents of aged care facilities.

 Length of publication: 11 pages

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Cost analysis of a brief intervention for the prevention of falls after discharge from an emergency department

26/10/2018

Source: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 

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Date of publication: 26 September 2018 pps 1-7

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: There is considerable uncertainty around the costeffectiveness of interventions for preventing secondary falls in older people presenting to emergency departments (ED). The objective was to complete an economic evaluation of a brief educational ED intervention aimed at preventing falls in older people post discharge.

 Length of publication: 7 pages

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Cost-effectiveness of a multifaceted podiatry intervention for the prevention of falls in older people: The REducing falls with orthoses and a multifaceted podiatry intervention trial findings

19/07/2018

Source: Gerontology

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Date of publication: 26th June 2018

 Publication type: journal article

In a nutshell: This article evaluates the cost-effectiveness alongside the REducing Falls with Orthoses and a Multifaceted podiatry intervention (REFORM) trial.

 Length of publication: 10 pages

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Cost-effectiveness of a statewide falls prevention program in Pennsylvania: healthy steps for older adults

17/11/2016

Source: The American Journal of Managed Care

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Date of publication: 14th October 2016

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Pennsylvania’s Department of Aging has offered a falls prevention program, “Healthy Steps for Older Adults” (HSOA), since 2005, with about 40,000 older adults screened for falls risk.

 Length of publication:  Two pages

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Toward affordable falls prevention in Parkinson’s disease

18/01/2016

Source: Movement Disorders

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Date of publication: 11 December 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: An economic analysis of the cost effectiveness of falls prevention programmes. 

Length of publication: 4 pages

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How cost-effective are shock-absorbing hospital floors to prevent fall injuries?

24/09/2013

Source: Age and Ageing, 2013, online

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Date of publication: July 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This analysis drew information from a randomised controlled trail as well as wider literature, and looked into the cost-effectiveness of installing shock-absorbing floors into hospitals for older people. Initial results show such floors can be cost-effective in reducing falls injuries, but further research is needed to deduce whether the floors cause a higher fall rate.

Length of publication: 1 page

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An exercise intervention to prevent falls in Parkinson’s sufferers

14/12/2012

Source: BMC Health Services Research, 2012, 12(426)

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Date of publication: November 2012

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: People with Parkinson’s experience frequent and recurrent falls, which may have devastating consequences. There is therefore an urgent need to identify cost-effective interventions to reduce these falls. This evaluation compared an exercise intervention with usual care for Parkinson’s sufferers. It found that while there was no difference in total healthcare or social care cost, analyses indicate a larger study would probably find the exercise intervention more cost effective than usual care.

Length of publication: 19 pages

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