CSP launches updated Falls Prevention Economic Model online

The latest version of the Falls Prevention Economic Model, with fresh data and research, is now live on the CSP’s website.


The redesigned model now makes it as easy to use as possible

It shows that across the UK there is potential to save 160,000 falls each year, equating to a cost saving of £252 million to NHS services.

A webinar, aimed at helping CSP members to make maximum use of the falls model, will take place at 12.30pm on Thursday 18 August.
Members are warmly invited to take part and can register by emailing physioworks@csp.co.uk

The CSP has produced a detailed guide to accompany the relaunched model. The guide includes examples of people using the model and is also available on the society’s website.

Kate Bennett, CSP manager for the project, said: ‘By refreshing the data and using more up-to-date references, the longevity of the model and its relevance to those commissioning and planning health and social care in respect of falls prevention is secured.’

The updated model uses data from 2015 and is supported by new research. In addition, it has undergone external validation to ensure that it uses the most up-to-date evidence.

The model has a redesigned format to make it as easy to use as possible.

The major changes are

  • the model now shows a return on investment of over £4 when £1 is invested in physiotherapy for falls prevention
  • new references have been used to calculate care costs
  • the 60–64 age group has been removed in line with current data recording standards which only record data for the 65+ age ranges

Clarification: On 13 September this item was amended to correct the cost saving to the NHS figure in the second paragraph

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