Trends in hospitalised injury due to falls in older people, 2007–08 to 2016–17

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationCanberra
    PublisherAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
    Number of pages66
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-76054-614-4
    ISBN (Print)978-1-76054-615-1
    Publication statusPublished - 19 Sept 2019

    Publication series

    NameInjury research and statistics
    ISSN (Print)1444-3791
    ISSN (Electronic)2205-510X

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    • hospitalised injury
    • injuries in older people
    • Falls-related hospitalization


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