Jul 11, 2019
By Zoomer Radio
Some alarming new numbers reinforce what we already know about how dangerous falls are for seniors.
People in that age group made up over half of injury-related hospitalizations in Canada, according to the Canadian Institute for Health Information. And 4 out of 5 times, this type of hospitalization was due to falls. The second leading cause is because of vehicle collisions.
Libby Znaimer is joined by Geoff Fernie, Senior Scientist at the University Health Network and the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, as well as Nicholas Gnidziejko, Manager of Clinical Administrative Databases Operations at CIHI.