MNCLHD

MNCLHD

17 May 2018

Trends in hospitalised injury due to falls in older people 2002-03 to 2014-15

This report focuses on trends in fall-related hospital care for people aged 65 and over from 2002-03 to 2014-15. Age-standardised rates of hospitalised fall injury cases increased over the period 2002-03 to 2014-15 for both men (3% per year) and women (2%). There was a decrease in the rate of hip fractures due to falls (-2% per year) between 2002-03 and 2014-15. In contrast, falls resulting in head injuries increased at a particularly high rate (7% per year).

Trends in hospitalised injury due to falls in older people 2002–03 to 2014–15 

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