UCLA Study Shows Many Elderly Calif. Residents Do Not Seek Medical Attention After Falls
Nearly 60% of the more than half a million elderly California residents who fall at least once a year do not seek medical attention afterward, according to a study released Thursday by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. The study examined data from the 2011-2012 California Health Interview Survey and found that elderly California residents' likelihood of falling increases with age.
- "Many Seniors Do Not Seek Medical Attention After a Fall, UCLA Study Finds" (Schreiber, MyNewsLA, 11/20).
- "UCLA Reports Sad Statistics Regarding Senior Falls" (Wulffson, LA Health Examiner, 11/20).