Bar chart; in percentages; Any Fracture; admitted to the hospital, 51.3%; Discharged to long-term care, 40.9%; Only Superficial/Contusion Injury; admitted to the hospital, 14.3%; Discharged to long-term care, 12.8%; Any open wounds; admitted to the hospital, 15.4%; Discharged to long-term care, 13.1%; Any sprains and strains; admitted to the hospital, 9.1%; Discharged to long-term care, 8.4%; Any internal organ injury; admitted to the hospital, 62.7%; Discharged to long-term care, 33.2%; Any Dislocation; admitted to the hospital, 18.1%; Discharged to long-term care, 13.2%; Any other injury**; admitted to the hospital, 12.9%; Discharged to long-term care, 13.5%

Figure 4Percentage of ED visits admitted to the hospital and discharged to long-term care among elderly patients treated for injurious falls, by nature of injury, 2006*

* An ED visit for injurious falls is categorized as a specific nature of injury if the injury is present in any diagnosis field.

** Includes unspecified injuries, system-wide and late effects, nerve injuries, burns, injuries to the blood vessels, crushing injuries, and amputations.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Emergency Department Sample, 2006

From: Emergency Department Visits for Injurious Falls among the Elderly, 2006

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