One out of five falls causes a serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury,4,5; Each year, 3 million older people are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries. 6 Over 800,000 patients a year are hospitalized because of a fall injury, most often because of a head injury or hip fracture. 6 Each year at least 300,000 older people are hospitalized for hip fractures. 7.
Estimating the Economic Burden Related to Older Adult Falls by State. external icon; Fall Prevention in a Geriatric Emergency Department. Geriatric Emergency Departments have undergone a new standard for improved care, thanks to recently-created guidelines and criteria. Learn how St. Joseph’s Health prevents falls among older adults.
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