Hospitalisations due to falls by older people, Australia 2009-10 – AIHW – 4 April 2013

Posted on April 4, 2013. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics | Tags: , |

Hospitalisations due to falls by older people, Australia 2009-10 – AIHW – 4 April 2013

“his report is the sixth in a series on hospitalisations due to falls by Australians aged 65 and over, and focuses on 2009-10. The estimated number of hospitalised injury cases due to falls in older people was 83,800 – more than 5,100 extra cases than in 2008-09 – and about 70% of these falls happened in either the home or an aged care facility. One in every 10 days spent in hospital by a person aged 65 and older in 2009-10 was directly attributable to an injurious fall (1.3 million patient days over the year), and the average total length of stay per fall injury case was estimated to be 15.5 days.”

ISSN 1444-3791; ISBN 978-1-74249-414-2; Cat. no. INJCAT 146; 73pp

Media release: More older Australians hospitalised after a fall, particularly women

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