JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/53673
フルテキストURL 69_5_275.pdf
著者 Nosaka, Nobuyuki| Goda, Yu| Knaup, Emily| Tsukahara, Kohei| Yumoto, Tetsuya| Ugawa, Toyomu| Ujike, Yoshihito|
抄録 We sought to identify the incidence, injury patterns, and financial burden of ladder fall injuries to provide a reference for reinforcing guidelines on the prevention of such injuries. We enrolled the patients who were injured in a ladder-related fall and required intensive care between April 2012 and March 2014 at Okayama University Hospital, a tertiary care hospital in Okayama City:9 patients injured in 7 stepladder falls and 2 straight ladder falls. The median patient age was 69 years, and 8 were males. Six falls occurred in non-occupational settings. Head injuries predominated, and the injury severity score ranged from 2 to 35 (mean=21±12). At the time of discharge from the intensive care unit, one patient had died and 5 patients had some neurological disabilities. The case fatality rate was 11%. The total cost of care during the review period was ¥16,705,794, with a mean cost of ¥1,856,199 per patient. Ladder fall injuries are associated with a high rate of neurological sequelae and pose a financial burden on the health insurance system. A prevention education campaign targeting at older-aged males in non-occupational settings may be a worthwhile health service investment in this community.
キーワード accidental falls accident prevention hospital costs injuries ladder
Amo Type Original Article
発行日 2015-10
出版物タイトル Acta Medica Okayama
出版者 Okayama University Medical School
開始ページ 275
終了ページ 278
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
資料タイプ 学術雑誌論文
言語 English
著作権者 CopyrightⒸ 2015 by Okayama University Medical School
論文のバージョン publisher
査読 有り
PubMed ID 26490024
Web of Sience KeyUT 000365519600003