Injuries due to falls
Falls are a significant cause of emergency hospital admissions for older people and are a major factor in people moving into nursing homes or residential care. However, many falls are preventable by removing hazards, addressing deterioration in muscle strength, balance and vision, and being vigilant for issues caused by medication.
See: West J, Hippisley-Cox J, Coupland CA, Price GM, Groom LM, Kendrick D, Webber E. Do rates of hospital admission for falls and hip fracture in elderly people vary by socio-economic status? Public Health. 2004 Dec;118(8):576-81.