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Trends in hospitalisations due to falls by older people, Australia: 1999-00 to 2010-11

Posted on: 26 August, 2013
Issue: Vol 13 No 3, July 2013 - September 2013
Related to Injury Hospitalisation Older people

Bradley C (2013)
Trends in hospitalisations due to falls by older people, Australia: 1999-00 to 2010-11
Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report focuses on trends in fall-related hospital care for people aged 65 and older that occurred over the period 1999-00 to 2010-11. Information is also presented on the incidence and burden of hospitalised fall injury in the financial year 2010-11. Indigenous information is included in the sections covering incidence and trends.

The report provides information on:

  • the profile of hospitalised fall injuries – an overview of fall injury cases by people aged 65 and older in Australia in 2010-11, including the circumstances of the fall
  • the burden of hospitalised fall injury – a summary of fall-related hospitalisations additional to those representing falls cases for the older population in 2010-11, including hospital care following transfers after initial fall injury episodes, fall-related follow-up care separations and episodes of care attributed to a ‘tendency to fall’
  • a time series analysis of fall injury cases and other fall-related episodes of hospital care from 1 July 1999. It includes data for 1999-00 to 2010-11.

Abstract adapted from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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