Falls cause 17 hospitalizations per hour of elderly people

Falls cause 17 hospitalizations per hour of elderly people

Falling in the elderly can cause disability and is an important public health issue. The scene of an elderly person in a wheelchair is more frequent than one might imagine. According to ophthalmologist Leôncio Queiroz Neto, from the Penido Burnier Institute, a survey carried out by the hospital in the Hospital Information System (SIH) of …

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