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Chapter 5 - Fatal and Non-fatal Accidents

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 July 2020

Kim A. Collins
Affiliation:
LifePoint Inc, South Carolina
Roger W. Byard
Affiliation:
University of Adelaide
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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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Print publication year: 2020

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