Table 1

Breakdown of costs related to acute and rehabilitative care, and costs related to falls for all patients, patients who fell, and patients who had an injurious fall
Cognitive function classification groupinga Control Materials only Complete program
Intact Impaired Intact Impaired Intact Impaired
N 280 101 316 108 310 91
Number of falls 46 35 61 35 25 45
Number of fallers 30 24 32 24 20 24
Number of injurious falls 15 10 25 15 10 22
Number of people who had one or more injurious fall 13 8 17 12 10 16
Mean (SD) acute care costs post consent per patient 8,481 (12,856) 5,140 (8,142) 8,927 (16,776) 6,947 (14,079) 10,774 (18,344) 11,128 (28,570)
Mean (SD) rehabilitation costs post consent per patient 10,964 (19,972) 26,050 (36,776) 15,026 (24,925) 24,892 (31,823) 11,197 (18,906) 21,740 (37,130)
Mean (SD) costs of radiological investigations directly related to falls per patient 4 (27) 7 (59) 2 (33) 6 (43) 0 (0) 11 (54)
Mean (SD) medical costs directly related to falls per patient 2 (10) 5 (17) 2 (10) 4 (15) 1 (4) 6 (20)
Mean (SD) nursing costs directly related to falls per patient 1 (4) 2 (7) 1 (5) 8 (63) 0 (2) 5 (15)
Mean (SD) all costsb directly related to falls per patient (excluding acute care and rehabilitation costs) 8 (47) 15 (85) 7 (54) 21 (96) 1 (7) 187 (1,602)c
Mean (SD) acute care costs post consent among patients who were fallers post consent 8,556 (13,585) 4,176 (8,130) 11,247 (17,369) 3,000 (5,924) 18,751 (41,564) 5,999 (11,329)
Mean (SD) rehabilitation costs post consent among patients who were fallers post consent 33,317 (29,048) 56,406 (55,296) 45,491 (43,073) 44,959 (45,480) 25,489 (21,284) 53,452 (52,861)
Mean (SD) costs of radiological investigations directly related to falls among patients who were fallers post consent 37 (76) 28 (120) 24 (102) 29 (90) 0 (0) 41 (101)
Mean (SD) medical costs directly related to falls among patients who were fallers post consent 21 (23) 21 (30) 20 (25) 20 (28) 12 (13) 23 (33)
Mean (SD) nursing costs directly related to falls among patients who were fallers post consent 7 (10) 10 (13) 9 (13) 38 (132) 4 (8) 18 (27)
Mean (SD) all costsb directly related to falls among patients who were fallers post consent (excluding acute care and rehabilitation costs) 76 (126) 64 (168) 65 (162) 93 (190) 19 (22) 710 (3,108)c
Mean (SD) acute care costs post consent among patients who had an injurious fall post consent 7,811 (14,313) 4,378 (11,513) 5,908 (10,447) 1,848 (3,491) 24,835 (54,923) 8,034 (13,026)
Mean (SD) rehabilitation costs post consent among patients who had an injurious fall post consent 29,700 (21,118) 52,630 (46,211) 40,758 (30,380) 48,853 (40,312) 24,496 (26,482) 51,871 (48,331)
Mean (SD) costs of radiological investigations directly related to falls among patients who had an injurious fall post consent 62 (102) 73 (207) 33 (136) 58 (123) 0 (0) 62 (119)
Mean (SD) medical costs directly related to falls among patients who had an injurious fall post consent 28 (30) 51 (35) 26 (30) 29 (32) 13 (13) 30 (38)
Mean (SD) nursing costs directly related to falls among patients who had an injurious fall post consent 14 (12) 18 (12) 12 (15) 73 (184) 7 (10) 956 (3,722)
Mean (SD) all costsb directly related to falls among patients who had an injurious fall post consent (excluding acute care and rehabilitation costs) 126 (171) 156 (275) 94 (214) 172 (248) 23 (24) 1,058 (3,797)c

aBased on Short Portable Mental Status Questionnaire cut off of 7/10 or below is impaired.

bAll costs includes costs of radiological investigations, medical costs, nursing costs, medication costs, on-call payment costs, suture procedure costs, orthoses costs, and other tests costs.

cIncludes acute care costs of one patient transferred to an acute ward outside of the study following fracture orbital fossa and C2 vertebra fracture as a result of a fall for treatment of this injury.

Haines et al.

Haines et al. BMC Medicine 2013 11:135   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-135

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