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released: 27 Jun 2013 author: Bradley C media release

This report focuses on trends in fall-related hospital care for people aged 65 and older from 1999-00 to 2010-11. While age-standardised rates of fall injury cases increased over the 12 years to June 2011, the rate of hip fractures due to falls decreased. The patient days for hospital care directly attributable to fall-related injury doubled over the study period.

ISBN 978-1-74249-439-5; Cat. no. INJCAT 160; 92pp.; $15

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • Falls in 2010-11
      • Trends in hospitalised fall-related injury 1999-00 to 2010-11
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • Structure of this report
      • Methods
    • 2 Fall injury incidence, Australia 2010-11
      • What is reported?
      • What data were used?
      • What was the profile of hospitalised fall injuries in 2010-11?
    • 3 The burden of hospitalised fall injury
      • What is reported?
      • What data were used?
      • What was the burden of hospitalised fall injury in 2010-11?
    • 4 How have hospitalisations for fall- related injury changed over time?
      • What is reported?
      • What data were used?
      • How have fall injury cases changed over 1999-00 to 2010-11?
      • How have types of fall-related separations changed over time?
      • How has length of stay for fall injury changed over time?
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A: Data issues
      • Appendix B: Supplementary tables
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

Bradley C 2013. Trends in hospitalisations due to falls by older people, Australia 1999-00 to 2010-11. Injury research and statistics series 84. Cat. no. INJCAT 160. Canberra: AIHW.

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