20,000 People Injured After Falls from the Bed

by Savitha C Muppala on  June 16, 2011 at 4:41 PM Hospital News
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Nearly 20,000 people annually are admitted to accident and emergency wards in England after falling out of their beds.

These incidences of falls from beds are more common than falls from ladders which is 6,400 annually, according to The NHS Information Centre.
 20,000  People Injured After Falls from the Bed
20,000 People Injured After Falls from the Bed

NHS Information Centre chief executive Tim Straughan said: 'Our figures show a rise in the number of hospital admissions for falls - from those who fall out of bed to people taking a tumble out of a tree. While falls are common and often minor, the report highlights the number of hospital admissions due to injuries from falls, particularly among women over 80, who represent nearly a third of all such admissions.'



Source: Medindia

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