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, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 1-10.

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Title Measuring the economic impact of falls prevention interventions
Author(s) Rowell, David
Scott, Don
Barnett, Lisa
Beard, John
Sloan, Keith
van Beurden, Eric
Journal name Australasian journal of business and social inquiry
Volume number 2
Issue number 2
Start page 1
End page 10
Publisher Academic Global Publications
Place of publication Tweed Heads, N.S.W.
Publication date 2004
ISSN 1447-7033
Summary 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 community based 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 To this end, a critical review and synthesis of contemporary published and unpublished  methodological approaches to economic evaluation of health initiatives in general and falls prevention initiatives in particular, has been carried out.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.
Language eng
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2004, Academic Global Publications
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30022524

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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