Cost-effectiveness and budget impact of Empirical vitamin D therapy on unintentional falls in older adults in the UK.

@article{Poole2015CosteffectivenessAB,
  title={Cost-effectiveness and budget impact of Empirical vitamin D therapy on unintentional falls in older adults in the UK.},
  author={Chris D. Poole and J Clayton Smith and Jim Davies},
  journal={BMJ open},
  year={2015},
  volume={5 9},
  pages={e007910}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the health outcomes and economics associated with the current guidance relating to the prevention of falls in the elderly through vitamin D supplementation. SETTING UK. PARTICIPANTS UK population aged 60 years and above. INTERVENTIONS A Markov health state transition model simulated patient transitions between key fall-related outcomes using a 5-year horizon and annual cycles to assess the costs and benefits of empirical treatment with colecalciferol 800 iu daily… CONTINUE READING
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