Australia is falling down in delivering hip fracture care and measures to prevent a secondary fracture once patients leave hospital, according to the latest report of the Australian and New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry.
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Unintentional falls remain the top cause of injury hospitalisation in Australia, according to a new report from the AIHW.
The Hospital in the Home Society of Australasia wants the government to tweak the Medicare Benefits Schedule, and they have the figures to show them why.
The incidence rate is decreasing more rapidly among older women than older men.
A study from the University of Kent shows the POPP program could also reduce emergency admissions significantly.
Aged care residents who present at hospitals are more likely to be admitted and to stay there longer.