Journal article

Hospital admissions following presentations to emergency departments for a fracture in older people

Soufiane Boufous, Caroline Finch, Jacqueline Close, Lesley Day, Stephen Lord

Injury Prevention | B M J PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2007

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to estimate the proportion of older people who are hospitalised following a presentation to an emergency department for hip, pelvic and wrist fractures. The findings indicate that hospitalisation data do not accurately reflect the incidence of low-trauma fractures, particularly wrist and pelvic fractures, in older people.

University of Melbourne Researchers