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released: 1 Jun 2012 author: Bradley C media release

This report is the third in a series on hospitalisations due to falls by Australians aged 65 and older. It focuses on 2006-07 and also examines trends from 1999 to 2007. About 7 in every 10 hospitalised fall injuries occurred in the home or in residential institutions and most were sustained by older females. Age-standardised rates of hospitalised fall-related injury separations have increased over the 8 years to 2007, despite a decrease in the rate for femur fractures.

ISSN 1444-3791; ISBN 978-1-74249-302-2; Cat. no. INJCAT 133; 86pp.; Internet Only

Publication

Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • This report
    • 2 Fall injury incidence
      • Age and sex
      • Injury type
      • Severity
      • Geographical distribution
    • 3 Circumstances of fall injury cases
      • Place of occurrence
      • Activity when fall occurred
    • 4 The burden of injury due to falls
      • Fall injury inward transfers
      • Fall-related follow-up care
      • ‘Other fall-related’ hospitalisations
    • 5 Length of stay
      • Fall injury case separations
      • Fall injury inward transfer separations
      • Fall-related follow-up care separations
      • All fall-related hospitalisations
      • Total mean length of stay
    • 6 Estimated costs
      • Methods
      • The cost of hospital care for falls by older people
      • Length of stay comparisons
      • Cost components
    • 7 ‘Tendency to fall’ hospitalisations
    • 8 Trends in fall hospitalisations
      • Diagnosis types
      • External causes
      • Place of occurrence
      • State or territory of usual residence
      • Transfers and follow-up care
    • 9 Discussion
      • Fall injuries and circumstances
      • The burden of fall-related injury
      • Trends in falls hospitalisations
  • End matter
    • Appendix A: Data issues
    • Appendix B: Additional tables
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Recommended citation

Bradley C 2012. Hospitalisations due to falls in older people, Australia 2006-07. Injury research and statistics series no. 57. Cat. no. INJCAT 133. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 26 August 2016 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737421927>.

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