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Measuring the economic impact of falls prevention interventions

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posted on 01.01.2004, 00:00 authored by D Rowell, D Scott, Lisa BarnettLisa Barnett, J Beard, K Sloan, E van Beurden
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 To this end, a critical review and synthesis of contemporary published and unpublished  methodological approaches to economic evaluation of health initiatives in general and falls prevention initiatives in particular, has been carried out.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.

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Journal

Australasian journal of business and social inquiry

Volume

2

Issue

2

Pagination

1 - 10

Publisher

Academic Global Publications

Location

Tweed Heads, N.S.W.

ISSN

1447-7033

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2004, Academic Global Publications

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