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Research Letter
April 3, 2018

Mortality From Falls in Dutch Adults 80 Years and Older, 2000-2016

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Surgery—Traumatology, Reinier de Graaf Groep, Delft, the Netherlands
  • 2Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • 3Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands
JAMA. 2018;319(13):1380-1382. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.1444

Falls are a leading cause of health care consumption, morbidity, and mortality among older adults.1,2 Falls mortality in persons 80 years and older in the Netherlands decreased from 1969 through 1999, and then slightly increased from 2000 through 2008.3 We assessed trends in falls mortality in persons 80 years and older from 2000 through 2016.

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