Archive for the ‘Falls’ Category

WA Causes of Death in 2018

By ROAD TRAUMA SUPPORT WA • October 8th, 2019

Twenty-eight more Western Australians died due to injury in 2018, compared to 2017. The injury areas that experienced the highest increase in deaths in 2018 included “other accidental threats to breathing” (1,300% increase, n=28 vs n=2), “exposure to inanimate mechanical forces” (133% increase, n=7 vs n=2) and “assault” (109% increase, n=46 vs n=22).

2019 Western Australian Falls Report

By ROAD TRAUMA SUPPORT WA • September 23rd, 2019

Through the Stay On Your Feet® program, Injury Matters has developed the inaugural Western Australian Falls Report. This report provides one document that captures the incidence of falls-related fatalities, hospitalisations, emergency department attendances and ambulance transportations due to falls in WA. The findings indicate that a Western Australian dies from a fall every 26 hours,more…

Older Adult Injuries – Summit session recap

By • December 4th, 2017

The ‘Older Adult Injury’ panel session at the Injury Prevention Summit provided an opportunity for health professionals working with older adults to exchange practical information and ideas. A recurring theme was the importance of a holistic, person-centred approach to the health of older adults. Statistically, falls make up the largest proportion of older adult injuries,more…

Royal Perth Hospital falls admissions

By • October 26th, 2017

As the designated provider of major trauma services for adults in Western Australia, Royal Perth Hospital treat approximately 80 per cent of Western Australia’s major trauma cases. To assist in patient care, resource planning, evaluation and research, the Royal Perth Hospital Trauma Registry (RPH-TR) collates and reports on injury data. The RPH-TR recently released themore…

WA Health and Wellbeing Survey: Injury specific focus

By • October 25th, 2017

Injuries greatly impact the population and health of the West Australian (WA) community, with 561,182 hospitalisations occurring in 2011 to 2015 due to an external cause1. The following provides an overview of the findings from the 2016 WA Health and Wellbeing Survey with a focus on injuries and falls specific injuries. In 2016, 5,865 Westernmore…

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