Journal article

The burden of hospitalised fall-related injury in community-dwelling older people in Victoria: a database study.

Trang Vu, Lesley Day, Caroline F Finch

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health | Published : 2014

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To estimate the burden of hospitalised fall-related injury in community-dwelling older people in Victoria. METHODS: We analysed fall-related, person-identifying hospital discharge data and patient-level hospital treatment costs for community-dwelling older people aged 65+ years from Victoria between 1 July 2005 and 30 June 2008, inclusive. Key outcomes of interest were length of stay (LOS)/episode, cumulative LOS (CLOS)/patient and inpatient costs. RESULTS: The burden of hospitalised fall-related injury in community-dwelling older people aged 65+ years in Victoria was 284,781 hospital bed days in 2005-06, rising to 310,031 hospital bed days in 2007-08. Seventy-one per cent of epis..

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