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MMWR: Falls and Fall Injuries Among Adults Aged ≥65 Years — United States, 2014

Thursday, September 22, 2016   (0 Comments)

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among adults aged ≥65 years (older adults). During 2014, approximately 27,000 older adults died because of falls; 2.8 million were treated in emergency departments for fall-related injuries, and approximately 800,000 of these patients were subsequently hospitalized.* 


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