This report focuses on trends in fall-related hospital care for people aged 65 and over from 2002–03 to 2016–17. Rates of fall-related injury increased over the period for men (3% per year) and women (2%). The rate of fall-related hip fractures decreased by 2% per year between 2002–03 and 2016–17; in contrast, falls resulting in head injuries increased at a rate of 7% per year.
|Place of Publication||Canberra|
|Publisher||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Number of pages||66|
|Publication status||Published - 19 Sep 2019|
|Name||Injury research and statistics|
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- hospitalised injury
- injuries in older people
- Falls-related hospitalization