Hospital separations due to injury and poisoning, Australia 2008-09 is the seventh in a series on hospitalisations due to injury and poisoning in Australia, and covers the financial year 2008-09. A total of 412,985 injury cases required hospitalisation during the 12 months (239,345 males and 173,637 females). Overall rates of injury were higher among people aged 65 and over, and lower in children aged 0-14. The leading causes of hospitalised injury were unintentional falls (38% of cases), followed by transport accidents (14%).
Two other reports in the series have also been released :