Almost half a million people are injured in Australia each year – badly enough to be admitted to a hospital
…almost 100,000 of these were older Australians, after a fall
The rate of injury has risen by about 1% every year since 1999 to 2013. More males were injured then females in all age groups. The average hospital stay was 4 days. 40% of injuries followed a fall and 12% followed transport crashes.
*Based on Australian Institute of Health and Welfare material