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ICD-10 Coding Uncovers Higher Rate of Fatal Falls Among Seniors
Health Leaders Media

The risk of falls among seniors should become an even more important prevention focus for clinicians and discharge planners because of new research that ICD-10 coding shows a 42% increase in falls as a cause of death among those 65 and older between 1999 and 2007.

One subcategory, falls on the same level, which went up 698%, was largely responsible for the overall increase.