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Physiotherapy could prevent 187,000 serious falls in England every year

20 January 2015 - 1:27pm

Preventative physiotherapy in England could save the NHS £275 million annually.

Infographic - physiotherapy and falls in England

See the Cost of Falls webpage for more, and share the infographic on your networks

The CSP has developed a selection of tools allowing you to calculate how much money preventiative physiotherapy can save against the cost of falls.

You can quickly publicise the savings by sharing the infographic (above) with colleagues or on social media, before exploring the data in more detail.

On the cost of falls webpage you can see the savings for your region, and download the full falls prevention economic model which shows:

  • Across England falls leave 1 million people in A&E
  • If everyone 65+ at risk of falling was referred to physiotherapy 187,000 falls would be prevented, saving the NHS £275 million every year
  • Every £1 spent on physiotherapy produces a £1.50 return on investment

Visit the the cost of falls webpage to explore the evidence in full.

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