Alexander BH, Rivara FP, Wolf ME. The cost and frequency of hospitalization for fall-related injuries in older adults. American Journal of Public Health 1992;82(7):1020-1023.
This article describes a study which reviewed the 1989 elderly hospitalizations in Washington State for fall-related injuries. The study concludes that fall-related trauma accounted for 5.3 percent of all hospitalizations of older adults, with hospital charges totaling more than $53.3 million.
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