Falls are the leading cause of injury
hospitalization in Los Angeles County. Between
2003 and 2007, for every hospitalization due to
a motor vehicle collision, the second leading
cause of injury hospitalization, there were
more than three fall-related hospitalizations.
Falls are particularly detrimental to adults 65
and older and have serious implications for
individual health, overall population health,
and healthcare costs. Adults 65 and older
account for 10% of the Los Angeles County
population yet more than 63% of fall
hospitalizations and deaths.
involved in Fall Prevention Coalition - Los Angeles