A Cost-Effective Analysis of a Proposed National Falls Prevention Program
Wu S, et al. | Clinical Geriatric Medicine | 2010

This recent study showed that all falls are costly to the healthcare system.  A single fall, without injury, cost $2500 while a single fall, with serious injury, cost $27000 in 2010 dollars.  This study suggests that a nationally funded fall prevention program would be cost-effective for CMS under specific funding parameters.

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  • Care Settings: Acute Care
  • Clinical Focus: Fall Prevention
  • Content Type: Journal Articles
  • Reference: Wu S, Keeler EB, Rubenstien LZ, Maglione MA, et al. A Cost-Effective Analysis of a Proposed National Falls Prevention Program. Clinical Geriatric Medicine. 2010; 26(4):751-766.