Falls don’t make the news

We often see articles like this in the news whenever a pedestrian or cyclist is hit by a car.  From April 2016 to March 2017, there were around 45,000 injuries in Canada that fall into this category [1].

But we don’t hear about the more than 650,000 fall-related injuries that resulted in an emergency room visit in the same period. 50,000 of these people needed to be admitted to the hospital for treatment [1].

Both are important problems. Falls may not be newsworty, but we need to be aware of how common they are.

Published by Tilak Dutta

I'm on a journey to understand ways I can be happier and healthier. I try to share what I've learned.

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