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Published online Apr 17, 2012. doi: 10.1186/1471-2288-12-50

Table 6

Standardized system for categorizing and defining fall-related injuries

CategoryDefinition
a - serious injurymedically recorded fracture, head or internal injury requiring accident and emergency or inpatient treatment
b - moderate injurywounds, bruises, sprains, cuts requiring a medical/health professional examination such as physical examination, x-ray, suture
c - minor injuryminor bruises or abrasions not requiring health professional assistance; reduction in physical function (e.g. due to pain, fear of falling) for at least three days.
d - no injuryno physical injury detected