Cost-Effectiveness of a Day Hospital Falls Prevention Programme for Screened Community-Dwelling Older People at High Risk of Falls

This study evaluated the economic impact of a multidisciplinary falls prevention program on patients aged ≥70. Falls were self-reported and collected in 12 monthly diaries. Mean falls rates were 2.07 per person/year in the intervention arm and 2.24 per person/year in the control arm. There was a mean incremental cost reduction of 3,320 GBP per fall averted. 

  • Care Settings: Acute Care
  • Clinical Focus: Safe Patient Handling & Fall Prevention
  • Content Type: Journal Articles
  • Reference: Irving L, Conroy SP, Sach T, et al. Age and Ageing. 2010;39(6):710-716