In 2015, there were more than 50,000 emergency visits for injuries from falls on stairs in Ontario. As a cause of falls leading to ED visits, stairs were exceeded only by slips and trips on the same level.
This Ontario Injury Compass presents emergency visit data for injuries related to falls on stairs, as well as leading strategies to prevent these falls from occurring.
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Canadian Falls Prevention Curriculum
Fall Prevention Month
Evidence-Informed Practice Recommendations
Updated December 30, 2016