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The Economic Costs of falls and fractures in people aged 65 and over in Ireland (Technical report to NCAOP/HSE/DOHC)

Creator:

Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, National University of Ireland Galway.

Topic: Chronic Conditions
Type: Report
Region: Republic of Ireland
Description:

Falls, fractures and osteoporosis are important public health issues, particularly as the incidence increases with age and the population of older people is projected to increase significantly (Chang et al. 2004). Older people aged 65 and over in Ireland currently account for approximately 11% of the total population and this proportion is expected to increase over the next twenty years. The risk of falls and fractures has been shown to increase with age and are a major concern for many reasons. Many falls and fractures result from the condition of osteoporosis, proven to be more prevalent among older women in particular. A fall can have far-reaching consequences for both the older person and the health services.

Date:

03/12/2008

Rights: Public
Suggested citation:

Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, National University of Ireland Galway.. (2008) The Economic Costs of falls and fractures in people aged 65 and over in Ireland (Technical report to NCAOP/HSE/DOHC) [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/8900 [Accessed: 24th August 2019].

  

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