This study provides the most comprehensive population level estimate of the economic cost of falls among older people in NSW and is the first to attempt to disaggregate these costs between community and Residential Aged Care. The extremely high economic cost of falls in older people is demonstrated, highlighting the significant need for cost effective prevention of injury associated with falls in this population. Data from this study should be used in cost effectiveness studies on falls interventions, at the population level, to inform NSW falls prevention policy and the prioritisation of evidence-based prevention programs within the community.​

File Size: 925 kb
Type: Report
Date of Publication: 30 July 2010
ISBN: 978-0-9804866-4-3
SHPN: 100199