Public Health Issue of Falls in Older and Disabled Adults
January 26, 2016 10 am – 11:30 am MT
Every 14 seconds, an older adult is seen in an Emergency Department (ED) for a fall injury. In 2010, over 2.4 million older Americans were treated in ED for nonfatal injuries from falls, and more than 772,000 were hospitalized. Falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury, and various disabilities can increase the risk of falling. Additionally, falls are expensive–our nation spends $36 billion a year treating older adults who have fallen. Research has shown that many falls are preventable.
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Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 10:00am