The cost effectiveness of exercise for preventing falls in older people living in the community: a systematic review

Judith Gomersall, Catalin Tufanaru, Sarahlouise White

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Abstract

The objective of this review is to synthesize the evidence from economic evaluations of the cost effectiveness of exercise delivered by health professionals to elderly individuals living in the community for preventing falls. Economic evaluations will be defined for the purpose of the review as studies that use the cost benefit, cost effectiveness or cost utility measurement method to quantify and compare the costs and effects (health outcomes) of exercise intervention(s) which have as one or their primary objectives falls prevention in elderly adults living in the community.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3949-3959
Number of pages11
JournalJBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
Volume10
Issue number57
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • falls prevention
  • injury prevention
  • elderly
  • economic evaluation
  • economics
  • cost effectiveness
  • cost effectiveness analysis
  • CEA
  • cost utility
  • cost utility analysis
  • CUA
  • cost benefit
  • CBA
  • exercise
  • community
  • home

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