Journal article

Estimating the incidence of hospitalized injurious falls: impact of varying case definitions.

S Boufous, C Finch

Injury Prevention | Published : 2005

Abstract

AIM: To assess the validity of widely used approaches to estimate the incidence of hospitalized falls. METHODS: Internal probabilistic data linkage of the 2000-01 New South Wales Inpatient Statistics Collection was used to identify first admissions for injurious falls. RESULTS: Using data linkage techniques, a total of 20,883 (93.9%, 95% CI 93.5 to 94.2) cases were identified as first admission for injurious falls corresponding to an incidence rate of 1161.4 per 100,000. The exclusion of non-acute admissions approach provided the best estimate of incidence (1185.4 per 100,000 people). When comparing the performance of different approaches to identifying first admissions to that of the data l..

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