Falls are the leading cause of injury leading to death among older adult1. Fall-related hip fractures account for approximately 25% of injuries leading to death among those over age 65, and 34% among those 85 or older2. Fall related injuries occur more commonly than strokes and are the most preventable cause of nursing home placement3.
1. Stevens JA, Corso PS, Finkelstein EA, Miller TR. The costs of fatal and nonfatal falls among older adults. Injury Prevention 2006b;12:290–5.
2. Peek-Asa C, Zwerling C. Role of environmental interventions in injury control and prevention. Epidemiol Rev. 25:77-89, 2003.
3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Incidence and costs to Medicare of fractures among Medicare beneficiaries aged > 65 years—United States, July 1991–June 1992.
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