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Devices for Dignity have been proud to support the Perfect Patient Pathway, an NHS England Wave 1 Test Bed programme which aimed to benefit patients with multiple long-term conditions through combining and integrating innovative digital technologies and service redesign.
Within the programme, the Falls Prevention project tested and evaluated the application of the Kinesis QTUG (Quantitative Timed Up and Go) – a medical device for assessment of falls risk and frailty – in a range of settings including GP practices; secondary care based balance clinics; and community and voluntary sector groups and sheltered housing schemes.
Programme partners, ScHARR (University of Sheffield), have now published a modelling-based economic evaluation of the primary care based screening for falls using QTUG, for the benefit of clinicians, patients and policy makers alike. The open access paper can be found here.
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