System-Wide Costs of Falls in Older People in Torbay (King’s Fund)


This paper covers the use of Torbay’s patient-level linked data set to investigate the costs to the NHS and social care arising from the care pathway for older people admitted to hospital due to a fall. One in three people aged over 65, and half of people aged over 80, fall at least once a year. Falls are estimated to cost the NHS more than £2 billion per year; and these costs will rise further as the population ages.

“There was evidence of significant under-coding of co-morbidities for falls patients, particularly for dementia”.

Read more: Exploring the system-wide costs of falls in older people in Torbay. The King’s Fund.

Full Text Link


Tian, Y. Thompson, J. Buck, D [and] Sonola, L. (2013). Exploring the system-wide costs of falls in older people in Torbay. London: The King’s Fund, August 2013.

[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 9, August 2013].

About Dementia and Elderly Care News

Dementia and Elderly Care News. Wolverhampton Medical Institute: WMI. (jh)
This entry was posted in Acute Hospitals, Commissioning, Community Care, Falls, Falls Prevention, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Integrated Care, King's Fund, Management of Condition, National, NHS, Patient Care Pathway, Quick Insights, UK, Universal Interest and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.