16 Feb Preventing Falls can be Very Cost-Effective in NZ
Posted at 16:17h in Healthy Community
Prof Nick Wilson, Dr Giorgi Kvizhinadze, Dr Linda Cobiac, Prof Tony Blakely have published a blog in ‘Expert’ highlighting a modelling study on exercise programmes in NZ to prevent falls in older people. They also examine some programme options. This work suggests that home-based or group-based exercise is good value for money for the NZ Government.
Falls among older people are common, with high morbidity and mortality impacts. Yet there are interventions that can reduce the risk of falls. This blog explains more…