Falls in seniors – Ontario Trauma Registry 2009 Report: Major Injury in Ontario – November 2010

Posted on January 10, 2011. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics | Tags: , |

Falls the leading cause of severe injury for Ontario seniors

“What: Ontario Trauma Registry 2009 Report: Major Injury in Ontario
Advisory – November 9, 2010 – Falls are by far the most common cause of major injury hospitalization for Ontario seniors, responsible for more than 850 hospital admissions to specialized trauma facilities in 2008, or about one-fifth (20%) of all severe injury admissions to trauma facilities across all age groups in the province. According to new data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) the number of admissions to trauma facilities for severe injuries from falls in seniors increased by 20% over the five-year period from 2004.” … continues on the site

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