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by Bradley C
||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
||27 June 2013
||AIHW Catalogue no INJAT 160, injury research and statistics series 84
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