Falls led to 878 hospitalizations in N.L. in 2016-2017

July 10th, 2018

New report suggests falls are most common cause of injury in Canada

Unintentional falls were the most common cause of injury in 2016-2017 according to a new report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), which found that nearly 1,800 reported emergency department visits and 417 hospital stays daily nationwide were the result of unintentional falls in that year.

Unintentional falls account for 32 per cent of all injury and trauma emergency department visits in 2016-2017.

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Posted on July 10th, 2018