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dc.contributor.authorMorello, R.
dc.contributor.authorBarker, A.
dc.contributor.authorZavarsek, S.
dc.contributor.authorWatts, J.
dc.contributor.authorHaines, T.
dc.contributor.authorHill, Keith
dc.contributor.authorSherrington, C.
dc.contributor.authorBrand, C.
dc.contributor.authorJolley, D.
dc.contributor.authorStoelwinder, J.
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-30T12:43:53Z
dc.date.available2017-01-30T12:43:53Z
dc.date.created2015-10-29T04:08:45Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.submitted2015-10-29
dc.identifier.citationMorello, R. and Barker, A. and Zavarsek, S. and Watts, J. and Haines, T. and Hill, K. and Sherrington, C. et al. 2012. The 6-PACK programme to decrease falls and fall-related injuries in acute hospitals: protocol for an economic evaluation alongside a cluster randomised controlled trial.. Injury prevention : journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention. 18 (2).
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/24581
dc.description.abstract

Falls are a common hospital occurrence complicating the care of patients. From an economic perspective, the impact of in-hospital falls and related injuries is substantial. However, few studies have examined the economic implications of falls prevention interventions in an acute care setting. The 6-PACK programme is a targeted nurse delivered falls prevention programme designed specifically for acute hospital wards. It includes a risk assessment tool and six simple strategies that nurses apply to patients classified as high-risk by the tool. To examine the incremental cost-effectiveness of the 6-PACK programme for the prevention of falls and fall-related injuries, compared with usual care practice, from an acute hospital perspective. The 6-PACK project is a multicentre cluster randomised controlled trial (RCT) that includes 24 acute medical and surgical wards from six hospitals in Australia to investigate the efficacy of the 6-PACK programme. This economic evaluation will be conducted alongside the 6-PACK cluster RCT. Outcome and hospitalisation cost data will be prospectively collected on approximately 16,000 patients admitted to the participating wards during the 12-month trial period. The results of the economic evaluation will be expressed as 'cost or saving per fall prevented' and 'cost or saving per fall-related injury prevented' calculated from differences in mean costs and effects in the intervention and control groups, to generate an incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER). This economic evaluation will provide an opportunity to explore the cost-effectiveness of a targeted nurse delivered falls prevention programme for reducing in-hospital falls and fall-related injuries. This protocol provides a detailed statement of a planned economic evaluation conducted alongside a cluster RCT to investigate the efficacy of the 6-PACK programme to prevent falls and fall-related injuries. The protocol for the cluster RCT is registered with the Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (ACTRN12611000332921).

dc.titleThe 6-PACK programme to decrease falls and fall-related injuries in acute hospitals: protocol for an economic evaluation alongside a cluster randomised controlled trial.
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.dateSubmitted2015-10-29
dcterms.source.volume18
dcterms.source.number2
dcterms.source.titleInjury prevention : journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
curtin.digitool.pid230273
curtin.pubStatusPublished
curtin.refereedTRUE
curtin.departmentSchool of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science
curtin.identifier.scriptidPUB-HEA-SOP-KH-19936
curtin.identifier.elementsidELEMENTS-87642
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