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Falling Senior Citizens

Hospital emergency departments treated more than 2 million seniors for broken bones, head wounds, cuts and other injuries caused by falls in 2006 at a cost to hospitals of approximately $7 billion for emergency and subsequent inpatient care.  [Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HCUP, Statistical Brief #80: Emergency Department Visits for Injurious Falls Among the Elderly, 2006 (PDF File)

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October 23, 2009 - Posted by | healthcare | , ,

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