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Guest editorial: The big falls issue Volume 13 Issue 1-2

Jane Elkington

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin 13(2) 2 - 2 Published: 2002

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Jane Elkington


This issue, which is the third in the NSW Public Health Bulletin’s ongoing injury series, illustrates how falls in older people are on the rise—with predictions of the associated health care costs escalating two-and-a-half times by 2051. Encouragingly, however, we see how the attention of researchers, policy developers, and health promoters has been captured by falls—and in a big way.