Falls hospitalising more over-65s

Fall injuries account for about one in 10 days spent in hospital by people over 65, new Australian figures show.

A new report on fall-related hospital care for older people shows rates of fall injury have increased steadily by about 2% a year over the past decade, with a total of 92,150 serious fall injuries recorded in 2010/2011.

"There were nearly 25,000 additional fall injury cases for older people in 2010/11 than there would have been if the rate