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Fall Prevention Strategies for Adult Patients: Comparative Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines

Published on: January 15, 2016
Project Number: RB0950-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the comparative effectiveness of fall prevention strategies, versus fall risk assessments alone or fall risk assessments and fall prevention strategies for adult patients?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of fall prevention strategies for adult patients?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of fall prevention strategies, or fall risk assessment, or both, in adult patients?

Key Message

Nine economic evaluations and two evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding fall prevention strategies for adult patients.

Tags

accidental falls, risk, other miscellaneous topics, Assessment, Falls, fall, falling, prevent, preventative