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Cost effectiveness of preventing falls and improving mobility in people with Parkinson disease : protocol for an economic evaluation alongside a clinical trial

Watts, Jennifer J., McGinley, Jennifer L., Huxham, Frances, Menz, Hylton B., Iansek, Robert, Murphy, Anna T., Waller, Emma R. and Morris, Meg E. 2008, Cost effectiveness of preventing falls and improving mobility in people with Parkinson disease : protocol for an economic evaluation alongside a clinical trial, BMC geriatrics, vol. 8, Article number 23, pp. 1-8, doi: 10.1186/1471-2318-8-23.

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Title Cost effectiveness of preventing falls and improving mobility in people with Parkinson disease : protocol for an economic evaluation alongside a clinical trial
Author(s) Watts, Jennifer J.ORCID iD for Watts, Jennifer J. orcid.org/0000-0001-8095-8638
McGinley, Jennifer L.
Huxham, Frances
Menz, Hylton B.
Iansek, Robert
Murphy, Anna T.
Waller, Emma R.
Morris, Meg E.
Journal name BMC geriatrics
Volume number 8
Season Article number 23
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Publisher BioMed Central
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2008
ISSN 1471-2318
Keyword(s) cost effectiveness
falls
mobility
Parkinson's disease
Summary Background Cost of illness studies show that Parkinson disease (PD) is costly for individuals, the healthcare system and society. The costs of PD include both direct and indirect costs associated with falls and related injuries.
Methods This protocol describes a prospective economic analysis conducted alongside a randomised controlled trial (RCT). It evaluates whether physical therapy is more cost effective than usual care from the perspective of the health care system. Cost effectiveness will be evaluated using a three-way comparison of the cost per fall averted and the cost per quality adjusted life year saved across two physical therapy interventions and a control group.
Conclusion This study has the potential to determine whether targetted physical therapy as an adjunct to standard care can be cost effective in reducing falls in people with PD.
Language eng
DOI 10.1186/1471-2318-8-23
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences 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 ©2008, BioMed Central
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30054611

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