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  • Online publication date: July 2020

Chapter 5 - Fatal and Non-fatal Accidents

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Accidents occur more frequently as we age. This may be a result of a wide variety of factors, but what distinguishes them from those of a fit, younger population is that the majority are related to physiological, physical, or psychological deterioration, often enhanced by pharmacological factors. Accidents in the elderly may result in both fatal and non-fatal injury.

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