• Falls are a leading cause of injury across the lifespan
  • Falls can result in fractures, sprains, and in some cases, disability
  • Falls are identified as the top 1 source of injury-related costs in B.C.
  • In 2023, the total cost of falls is $2,031 million, including $1,665 million in direct costs to the healthcare system and $367 million in indirect costs, accounting for the loss of societal productivity.1


1. Rajabali F, Zheng A, Turcotte K, Bruin S, Pike I. (2022). Cost of Injury in British Columbia 2022. BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit: Vancouver, BC. [Cost from 2018 converted to 2023 dollars using the Bank of Canada inflation calculator.]