There is an upward trend for fall injury cases in Victoria with an average of 6,000 hospital admissions and 31,000 emergency department presentations per year. Injuries were more common in male patients with falls most likely to occur at home.
Falls are the cause of more hospital admissions and injury statistics than any other safety issue. But, falls draw less media attention than most other safety issues.
Falls are the greatest cause of injury of children in Victoria, resulting in about 31,000 emergency department visits each year, and about 6,000 of those children needing to be admitted to hospital.