Health Policy Brief on Falls by Older Californians

Posted November 20, 2014 | Special Publications | Archived News | 2010-2015

Falls are the leading injury-related cause of death and of medical care use among Californians ages 65 and over.  This policy brief details the characteristics of older Californians who have repeated falls, their health care use, and the actions they can take to reduce the risk of future falls.  It also provides policy suggestions for reducing the risk of falls among older Californians and decreasing the costs to the medical care system -- estimated to be over $2 billion annually.   Written by Steven Wallace, PhD, and published by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, the policy brief was funded by the Archstone Foundation.  

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