Fall-related fracture trends among the elderly in Sweden

Source: Journal of Safety Research, 2013, 45, p. 141-145

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Date of publication: June 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study explored Swedish trends in fall-related fractures between 1998 and 2010. It looked at different groups of elderly people and the incidence of different types of fracture in each. It found more serious fractures were decreasing, especially hips fractures which had been focused on more, whereas less serious fractures were increasing and there was less focus on them. It also indicated an impact on industry where healthier younger elderly people and more frail older elderly people needed better healthcare, but for less serious injuries.

Length of publication: 4 pages

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