Injury Prevention Series- Injuries from Falls in Cree Communities of Eeyou Istchee, Québec, Canada

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TitleInjury Prevention Series- Injuries from Falls in Cree Communities of Eeyou Istchee, Québec, Canada
Publication TypeResearch
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsBarss P
Abstract

Were you aware that falls are one of the top causes of serious injuries among the Cree? Over a ten-year period, 195 Cree went into hospital for injuries received in a fall and 2 persons lost their lives. This is just the tip of the iceberg. For every Cree who has to go into the hospital for a fall, there are two or three others who are laid up and recovering at home. The study obtained information from the Québec Health Ministry's records on hospital use, individual hospital files, interviews with family and friends of victims, and coroners' reports. This material was used to prepare a detailed report of the circumstances of falls among the Cree that had resulted in hospitalization or death. This paper is a summary of the longer report.

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