Guidance

Falls prevention: cost-effective commissioning

A resource to help commissioners and communities provide cost-effective falls prevention activities.

Documents

Return on investment of falls prevention programmes in older people in the community

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A return on investment tool for the assessment of falls prevention programmes for older people living in the community

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A structured literature review to identify cost-effective interventions to prevent falls in older people living in the community

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The return on investment tool pulls together evidence on the effectiveness and associated costs for interventions aimed at preventing falls in older people living in the community. The flexible Excel sheet allows for results to be tailored to the local situation based on the knowledge of the user. All interventions are aimed at those aged 65 and over.

The tool comes with an accompanying report, which details how the tool was constructed and presents the main results.

The second report summarises the findings from a literature review carried out to identify cost-effective interventions.

Local authorities and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) can use results from the tool to protect and improve the health of their local populations when making commissioning decisions.

This video will help you to use the resource.

Falls prevention ROI introductory video

Published 15 February 2018
Last updated 18 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added introductory video.
  2. Correction made to STP population values within the tool.
  3. First published.