Cost effectiveness of an intervention focused on reducing bathing disability

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@article{4f85cb55526d4c02ae03e71818792a81,
title = "Cost effectiveness of an intervention focused on reducing bathing disability",
abstract = "The onset of bathing disability among older people is critical for a decline in functioning and has implications for both the individuals' quality of life and societal costs. The aim of this study was to evaluate long-term cost effectiveness of an intervention targeting bathing disability among older people. For hypothetical cohorts of community-dwelling older people with bathing disability, transitions between states of dependency and death were modelled over 8 years including societal costs. A five-state Markov model based on states of dependency was used to evaluate Quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) and costs from a societal perspective. An intervention group was compared with a no intervention control group. The intervention focused on promoting safe and independent performance of bathing-related tasks. The intervention effect, based on previously published trials, was applied in the model as a 1.4 increased probability of recovery during the first year. Over the full follow-up period, the intervention resulted in QALY gains and reduced societal cost. After 8 years, the intervention resulted in 0.052 QALYs gained and reduced societal costs by €2410 per person. In comparison to the intervention cost, the intervention effect was a more important factor for the magnitude of QALY gains and long-term societal costs. The intervention cost had only minor impact on societal costs. The conclusion was that an intervention targeting bathing disability among older people presents a cost-effective use of resources and leads to both QALY gains and reduced societal costs over 8 years.",
author = "Magnus Zingmark and Ingeborg Nilsson and Fredrik Norstr{\"o}m and Sahl{\'e}n, {Klas G{\"o}ran} and Lars Lindholm",
year = "2017",
month = sep,
doi = "10.1007/s10433-016-0404-1",
language = "English",
volume = "14",
pages = "233--241",
journal = "European Journal of Ageing",
issn = "1613-9380",
publisher = "Springer",

}