Effects of fall injury type on mortality and hospitalisation

Source: Accident Analysis & Prevention, 2013, 50 p. 887-894

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Date of publication: January 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This longitudinal Taiwanese study found that traumatic brain injuries after falling were most likely to result in death or hospital admissions, while people with hip and vertebral fractures were most likely to improve during the year after injury. Nursing home care is more likely to result in death or hospital admissions than home care. As well as primary fall prevention techniques, more research on mechanisms leading to traumatic brain injuries during a fall is needed to improve secondary fall prevention programmes for older people.

Length of publication: 7 pages

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