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BMC Geriatrics

, 8:23

First Online: 30 September 2008Received: 11 August 2008Accepted: 30 September 2008

Abstract

BackgroundCost of illness studies show that Parkinson disease PD is costly for individuals, the healthcare system and society. The costs of PD include both direct and indirect costs associated with falls and related injuries.

MethodsThis protocol describes a prospective economic analysis conducted alongside a randomised controlled trial RCT. It evaluates whether physical therapy is more cost effective than usual care from the perspective of the health care system. Cost effectiveness will be evaluated using a three-way comparison of the cost per fall averted and the cost per quality adjusted life year saved across two physical therapy interventions and a control group.

ConclusionThis study has the potential to determine whether targetted physical therapy as an adjunct to standard care can be cost effective in reducing falls in people with PD.

Trial RegistrationNo: ACTRN12606000344594

Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-1471-2318-8-23 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Author: Jennifer J Watts - Jennifer L McGinley - Frances Huxham - Hylton B Menz - Robert Iansek - Anna T Murphy - Emma R Walle

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