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ACE Report #11579
Ace Report Cover General Orthopaedics

A 3-month fall prevention PT program not cost-effective overall among community-dwelling elderly

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of a Randomized Control Trial of a Tailored, Multifactorial Program to Prevent Falls Among the Community-Dwelling Elderly

Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2019 Jan;100(1):1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2018.07.434

Contributing Authors: M Lee DB Matchar K Eom PW Duncan R Sim NR Sivapragasam CT Lien MEH Ong

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354 elderly individuals with a fall or fall-related injury in the emergency department were randomized to either a tailored, multifactorial program including physical therapy for fall prevention, or usual care. The purpose of the current study was to evaluate cost-effectiveness of the tailored, mutlifactorial program. Difference in total health care cost was an estimated S$362-increase in the grou...

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