Older Adult Falls: Epidemiology and Effective Injury Prevention Strategies

Authored by: Ann M. Dellinger , David A. Sleet , Jeanne Nichols

Lifestyle Medicine

Print publication date:  May  2019
Online publication date:  April  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138708846
eBook ISBN: 9781315201108
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781315201108-119

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Abstract

Falls among older adults are a major public health burden in the United States. Each year more than one in four (28.7%) older adults aged 65 and older sustain a fall resulting in seven million injuries requiring medical treatment or restricted activity, at an average cost of $10,000 per medically treated fall.

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