Falls Are Most Common Form Of Injury In Canada

A new report finds accidental falls are the most common form of injury across the country.The Canadian Institute for Health Information says every day last year, unintentional falls resulted in 18-hundred reported emergency department visits and 417 hospital admissions. Accidental falls can be caused by a raised bit of concrete on a sidewalk, or a misstep on the stairs at home.The average length of a hospital stay after a fall was 14.3 days,compared to half that for other medical reasons. (The Canadian Press)

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