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dc.contributor.authorChurch, J.
dc.contributor.authorGoodall, S.
dc.contributor.authorNorman, Richard
dc.contributor.authorHaas, M.
dc.identifier.citationChurch, J. and Goodall, S. and Norman, R. and Haas, M. 2011. An Economic Evaluation of Community and Residential Aged Care Falls Prevention Strategies in NSW. NSW Public Health Bulletin. 22 (3-4): pp. 60-68.

Aim: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of strategies designed to prevent falls amongst people aged 65 years and over living in the community and in residential aged-care facilities.Methods: A systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature was conducted. The pooled fall rate ratio was used in a decision analytic model that combined a Markov model and decision tree to estimate the costs and outcomes of potential interventions and/or strategies. The resulting cost per quality-adjusted life year was estimated.Results: The most cost-effective falls prevention strategy in community-dwelling older people was Tai Chi. Expedited cataract surgery and psychotropic medication withdrawal were also found to be cost-effective; however, the effectiveness of these interventions is less certain due to small numbers of trials and participants. The most costeffective falls prevention strategies in residential aged-care facilities were medication review and vitamin D supplementation.

dc.publisherNSW Health
dc.titleAn Economic Evaluation of Community and Residential Aged Care Falls Prevention Strategies in NSW
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleNSW Public Health Bulletin
curtin.accessStatusOpen access via publisher

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