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