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More elderly people suffer falls more often

The number of elderly people hospitalised after a fall continues to rise in Australia.

A new study shows that more than 70% of people aged over 70 report having at least three falls in the past year.

One quarter of older people who have a fall at home require ambulance assistance and over a half of these people will fall again within the next six months.

Research is currently underway to evaluate the best methods of reducing and preventing falls.

Read more at The George Institute for Global Health