Injury in the Over 55: Risk Factors and Determinants for Increased Healthcare Utilization Post-Injury

The primary objective of this proposal is to identify modifiable factors that drive healthcare utilization following moderate and severe injury in older Singaporeans. The secondary objective is to quantify the societal and economic impact after injury. To this end, we propose the first prospective cohort study of older Singaporeans hospitalized for injury related to the most common mechanisms of injury in Singapore: falls and motor vehicle injuries.