An economic evaluation of community and residential aged care falls prevention strategies in NSW

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Show simple item record Church, J Goodall, S Norman, R Haas, MR 2012-03-14T07:42:19Z 2011-01
dc.identifier.citation NSW Public Health Bulletin, 2011, 22 (3-4), pp. 60 - 68
dc.identifier.issn 1034-7674
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract Aim: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of strategies designed to prevent falls amongst people aged 65 years and over living in the community and in residential aged-care facilities. Methods: A systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature was conducted. The pooled fall rate ratio was used in a decision analytic model that combined a Markov model and decision tree to estimate the costs and outcomes of potential interventions and/or strategies. The resulting cost per quality-adjusted life year was estimated. Results: The most cost-effective falls prevention strategy in community-dwelling older people was Tai Chi. Expedited cataract surgery and psychotropic medication withdrawal were also found to be cost-effective; however, the effectiveness of these interventions is less certain due to small numbers of trials and participants. The most costeffective falls prevention strategies in residential aged-care facilities were medication review and vitamin D supplementation.
dc.publisher NSW Department of Health
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version
dc.title An economic evaluation of community and residential aged care falls prevention strategies in NSW
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent NSW Public Health Bulletin
dc.journal.volume 3-4
dc.journal.volume 22
dc.journal.number 3-4 en_US
dc.publocation North Sydney en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 60 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 68 en_US BUS.Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 140208 Health Economics
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dc.percentage 100 en_US Health Economics en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business/Economics
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Economics and Research Evaluation
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Students
utslib.copyright.status Open Access 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
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