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dc.contributor.authorCotter, P E
dc.contributor.authorTimmons, S
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, M
dc.contributor.authorTwomey, C
dc.contributor.authorO'Mahony, D
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-03T15:04:45Z
dc.date.available2012-02-03T15:04:45Z
dc.date.issued2012-02-03T15:04:45Z
dc.identifier.citationIr J Med Sci. 2006 Apr-Jun;175(2):11-3.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0021-1265 (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0021-1265 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid16872021en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/208830
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Falls are a common occurrence in older people and frequently lead to hospital admission. There is a current lack of cohesive fall prevention strategies in the Republic of Ireland. AIM: To demonstrate the cost of fall-related admissions to an acute hospital. METHODS: A review of Hospital Inpatient Enquiry (HIPE) data and medical case notes was performed for all fall-related admissions over a one-year period. The cost of fall-related admissions was calculated. In addition a detailed cost analysis was performed to determine the true cost of a hip fracture admission. RESULTS: There were 810 fall-related admissions, resulting in 8,300 acute bed days, and 6,220 rehabilitation bed days, costing euros 10.3 million. Fall-related readmissions resulted in 650 bed-days, bringing the total cost to euros 10.8 million. A typical hip fracture incident admission episode costs euros 14,300. CONCLUSION: Fall-related admissions of olderpeople are a significant financial burden to the health service.
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAccidental Falls/*economics/*prevention & controlen_GB
dc.subject.meshAgeden_GB
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and overen_GB
dc.subject.meshCosts and Cost Analysisen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshFractures, Bone/economics/prevention & controlen_GB
dc.subject.meshHospitalization/*economicsen_GB
dc.subject.meshHospitals, Teachingen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshIreland/epidemiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshLength of Stayen_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studiesen_GB
dc.titleThe financial implications of falls in older people for an acute hospital.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentCork University Hospital. pecotter@eircom.neten_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunster
html.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Falls are a common occurrence in older people and frequently lead to hospital admission. There is a current lack of cohesive fall prevention strategies in the Republic of Ireland. AIM: To demonstrate the cost of fall-related admissions to an acute hospital. METHODS: A review of Hospital Inpatient Enquiry (HIPE) data and medical case notes was performed for all fall-related admissions over a one-year period. The cost of fall-related admissions was calculated. In addition a detailed cost analysis was performed to determine the true cost of a hip fracture admission. RESULTS: There were 810 fall-related admissions, resulting in 8,300 acute bed days, and 6,220 rehabilitation bed days, costing euros 10.3 million. Fall-related readmissions resulted in 650 bed-days, bringing the total cost to euros 10.8 million. A typical hip fracture incident admission episode costs euros 14,300. CONCLUSION: Fall-related admissions of olderpeople are a significant financial burden to the health service.


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