- Falls are a leading cause of injury across the lifespan
- Falls can result in fractures, sprains, and in some cases, disability
- The cost of falls to British Columbians is estimated to be $1,558 million in 2019.1
According to Statistics Canada, British Columbia has one of the most rapidly aging populations in Canada.
BCIRPU’s Megan Oakey is a co-applicant on this grant awarded by the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research.
1. Rajabali, F., Beaulieu, E., Smith, J., & Pike, I. (2018). The economic burden of injuries in British Columbia: Applying evidence to practice. British Columbia Medical Journal, 60(7). Cost converted to 2019 dollars with CPI.