Measuring the economic impact of falls prevention interventions

Rowell, David, Scott, Don, Barnett, Lisa, Beard, John, Sloan, Keith and van Beurden, Eric (2004) Measuring the economic impact of falls prevention interventions. Australasian Journal of Business and Social Inquiry, 2 2: 1-10.

Author Rowell, David
Scott, Don
Barnett, Lisa
Beard, John
Sloan, Keith
van Beurden, Eric
Title Measuring the economic impact of falls prevention interventions
Journal name Australasian Journal of Business and Social Inquiry
ISSN 1447-7033
Publication date 2004
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 2
Issue 2
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Place of publication Banora Point, NSW, Australia
Publisher Academic Global Publications
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The objective of this paper is to assess the appropriateness of available health economic models and concepts in the development of a best practice model to assess communitybased multifactorial falls prevention programs. To this end, a critical review and synthesis of contemporary published and unpublished methodological approaches to economic evaluation of health initiatives in general and falls prevention initiatives in particular, has been carried out. The review indicates that costs, time and utility all need to be taken into consideration when economically evaluating a falls prevention program.

A recommended approach that takes into account a full consideration of relevant costs and benefits associated with falls prevention programs is outlined. This approach can help demonstrate the true relative efficacy of preventing falls over the treatment of their consequences.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: UQ Centre for Clinical Research Publications
 
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