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Falls amongst the elderly cost the NHS millions daily

Falls among elderly people may be costing the NHS in England up to £4.6m a day, a charity has warned.

Age UK, which combines Age Concern and Help the Aged, says up to one in three people aged 65 and over fall each year.

Falls are a major cause of injury and death among the over 70s and account for more than 50%t of hospital admissions for accidental injury.

Age UK says the elderly should be encouraged to take more exercise, to reduce the risk of falls. More …