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The Minnesota Falls Prevention Initiative Falls Preconference Session August 20, 2007. Kari Benson, Minnesota Board on Aging Pam Van Zyl York, Minnesota Department of Health. Falls – A Minnesota and National Public Health Concern.

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the minnesota falls prevention initiative falls preconference session august 20 2007

The Minnesota Falls Prevention InitiativeFalls Preconference Session August 20, 2007

Kari Benson, Minnesota Board on Aging

Pam Van Zyl York, Minnesota Department of Health

falls a minnesota and national public health concern
Falls – A Minnesota and National Public Health Concern
  • Falls are the number one cause of trauma deaths, non-fatal major trauma and other trauma care in Minnesota. The vast majority of these cases are among older Minnesotans.
  • Minnesota’s fall death rate is almost twice the national average and it is increasing.
  • Falls among the elderly are driving health care costs and significantly impacting quality of life for our older adults.
unintentional fall death rates united states and minnesota 1999 2004
Unintentional Fall Death Rates,United States and Minnesota,1999-2004

Rates are Age-Adjusted to US 2000 Standard Population.

unintentional fall nonfatal hospitalization rates united states and minnesota 1998 2005
Unintentional Fall Nonfatal Hospitalization RatesUnited States and Minnesota, 1998-2005

Rates are Age-Adjusted to US 2000 Standard Population.

nonfatal hospital treated falls by type and month of admission 65 minnesota 1998 2005
Nonfatal Hospital-Treated Falls by Type and Month of Admission, 65+Minnesota, 1998-2005
unintentional fall nonfatal hospitalization rates minnesota 1998 2005
Unintentional Fall Nonfatal Hospitalization RatesMinnesota, 1998-2005

Rates are Age-Adjusted to US 2000 Standard Population.

total acute care charges associated with nonfatal falls among persons 65 minnesota 1998 2005
Total Acute Care Charges Associated with Nonfatal Falls Among Persons 65+Minnesota, 1998-2005
  • Hospital Charges =$1,022,083,080

Range: $83.9 million to $162.1 million per year

  • ED Charges =$106,255,555

Range: $5.8 million to $20.4 million per year

nonfatal falls among persons 65 hip fracture and tbi minnesota 1998 2005
Nonfatal Falls Among Persons 65+:Hip Fracture and TBIMinnesota, 1998-2005
  • Hip Fracture: N = 24,969
    • 24,381 hospitalizations
    • 1,488 ED visits
    • Total charges = $61.1 million
  • TBI: N = 13,931
    • 5,281 hospitalizations
    • 8,649ED visits
    • Total charges = $207.9 million
what s next
What’s next…
  • Continued Analysis of Hospital Discharge data
    • New V code: V15.88 History of Falls
  • Collection of hospital & TBI elder falls data
    • Body position
    • Factors / activity at time of fall
    • Height
    • Location
    • Time of day
    • Use of anticoagulant or antiplatelet medication
    • Comorbid health conditions
falls prevention and chronic disease management
Falls Prevention and Chronic Disease Management
  • Keys to chronic disease management include regular physical activity, medication management, education and healthy eating
  • 80% of those over 65 years have 1 or more chronic condition, 65% have multiple chronic conditions
  • Those with impaired strength, mobility, balance and endurance are twice as likely to fall as healthier persons
  • Those with more chronic conditions are more likely to die or sustain more serious injury when they fall
chronic disease in minnesotans 65 yrs
Chronic Disease in Minnesotans 65 yrs +
  • Age related macular degeneration - Approx. 25% (nationally)
  • Alzheimers’ Disease - 13% (nationally)
  • Arthritis - 53%
  • Diabetes - 13 %
  • Heart Disease – 6+%
  • Stroke - 3%
  • Osteoporosis – 14.4%
key elements of a falls prevention intervention
Key Elements of a Falls Prevention Intervention
  • Education
  • Exercise to increase lower-body strength and balance
  • Home and environment assessment and modification
  • Medication review and modification
  • Vision evaluation and correction
  • Support for self-management of risk factors and fear
  • Nutritional considerations?
mn falls prevention initiative
MN Falls Prevention Initiative
  • MN Board on Aging, Dept of Health and Dept of Human Services
  • October 2005: 3-year planning grant from U.S. Administration on Aging
  • Convening a broad range of public and private partners at the state, regional and local levels to implement a statewide coordinated evidence-based falls prevention initiative.
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MN Falls Prevention Initiative

The Vision

Older Minnesotans will have fewer falls and fall-related injuries, maximizing their independence and quality of life.

mn falls prevention initiative objectives
MN Falls Prevention InitiativeObjectives
  • Increase awareness of prevalence and risk factors for falls.
  • Increase assessment of fall risk.
  • Increase availability of evidence-based interventions statewide.
  • Increase access to these interventions.
  • Enhance quality assurance efforts related to falls prevention.
call to action
Call to Action
  • Articulates state “plan” for falls prevention and commitment of partners to work together
  • Provides framework for action by professionals and community partnerships
mn falls prevention website
MN Falls Prevention Website
  • Developed through collaborative effort of state partners
  • Goal: to make it easy to take action to prevent falls
  • Consumer and Professional Sections
  • Evidence-based Recommendations
contact information
Pam Van Zyl York Minnesota Department of Health, Division of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease pam.york@health.state.mn.us

Kari Benson

State Project Manager Minnesota Board on Aging kari.benson@state.mn.us

Contact Information