In 2013, the direct medical costs of older adult falls, adjusted for inflation, were $34 billion. With the population aging, both the number of falls and the costs to treat fall injuries are likely to increase.
How big is the problem?
How are costs calculated?
The costs of fall-related injuries are often shown in terms of direct costs.
How costly are fall-related injuries among older adults?
How do these costs break down?
Age and sex
Type of injury and treatment setting
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA , USA