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released: 8 Jul 2014 author: AIHW media release

This report focuses on the most frequent causes of hospitalisations due to injury sustained by Australians, aged 65 years or older, during the period 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2012. Whilst the vast majority of hospitalisations were due to falls, the report focuses on other injuries (such as unintentional poisoning by medications) and it may be useful for guiding and improving policy aimed at reducing those other injuries and for targeting investment in injury prevention strategies.

ISSN 1444-3791; ISBN 978-1-74249-581-1; Cat. no. INJCAT 166; 45pp.; $9

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
      • Key findings about injury in older Australians
      • Key findings about external causes of injury in older Australians
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • 1.1 Structure of this report
      • 1.2 Methods and data sources
    • 2 Overview of hospitalised injury in older Australians
      • 2.1 Age and sex
      • 2.2 Major external causes
      • 2.3 Length of stay
    • 3 Fall injuries
      • 3.1 Cause of falls
      • 3.2 Nature of injury
      • 3.3 Place of occurrence
      • 3.4 Activity
    • 4 Transport-related injuries
      • 4.1 Cause of injuries
      • 4.2 Nature of injury
    • 5 Poisoning by pharmaceuticals
      • 5.1 Cause of poisonings
      • 5.2 Place of occurrence
    • 6 Inanimate mechanical forces
      • 6.1 Cause of injuries
    • 7 Animate mechanical forces and venom
      • 7.1 Cause of injuries
    • 8 Intentional self-harm
      • 8.1 Cause of intentional self-harm
      • 8.2 Place of occurrence
  • End matter
    • Appendix A: Data issues
      • Data sources
      • Definitions
      • Selection criteria
      • Estimating incident cases
      • Length of stay
      • Rates
      • Errors, inconsistencies and uncertainties
      • Data quality statement: National Hospital Morbidity Database
    • Appendix B: Additional tables
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2014. Hospitalised injuries in older Australians: 2011-12. Injury research and statistics series 90. Cat. no. INJCAT 166. Canberra: AIHW.

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