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2022 Dec 09

Appl Health Econ Health Policy

Cost-Effectiveness and Value of Information Analysis of an Ambient Intelligent Geriatric Management (AmbIGeM) System Compared to Usual Care to Prevent Falls in Older People in Hospitals.


Pham CT, Visvanathan R, Strong M, Wilson ECF, Lange K, Dollard J, Ranasinghe D, Hill K, Wilson A, Karnon J
Appl Health Econ Health Policy. 2022 Dec 09.
PMID: 36494574.


The Ambient Intelligent Geriatric Management (AmbIGeM) system combines wearable sensors with artificial intelligence to trigger alerts to hospital staff before a fall. A clinical trial found no effect across a heterogenous population, but reported a reduction in the injurious falls rate in a post hoc analysis of patients on Geriatric Evaluation Management Unit (GEMU) wards. Cost-effectiveness and Value of Information (VoI) analyses of the AmbIGeM system in GEMU wards was undertaken.