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Action Seniors! Cost‐Effectiveness Analysis of a Secondary Falls Prevention Strategy Among Community‐Dwelling Older Fallers

October 15, 2020

This article was recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society based on research conducted in our clinic. Full article details can be found here. BACKGROUND The Otago Exercise Program (OEP) has demonstrated cost‐effectiveness for the primary prevention of falls in a general community setting. The cost‐effectiveness of exercise as a secondary falls prevention (ie, preventing falls among those who have already fallen) strategy remains unknown. The primary objective was to estimate the cost‐effectiveness (incremental cost‐effectiveness/utility ratio) of the OEP from a healthcare system perspective. DESIGN A concurrent 12‐month prospective economic evaluation conducted alongside the Action Seniors! randomized critical trial (OEP compared with usual care). SETTING Vancouver Falls Prevention … Read more

Category: Falls Prevention, Adding Quality to Later Life Years, Publication

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