Public health and aging: nonfatal injuries among older adults treated in hospital emergency departments--United States, 2001.

  • Published 2003 in MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report


Because injuries generally are considered a problem of the young, injuries among older adults (i.e., persons aged > or =65 years) have received little attention. However, injuries are the eighth leading cause of death among older adults in the United States. In 2001, approximately 2.7 million older adults were treated for nonfatal injuries in hospital… (More)


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